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Samsung might fix the Galaxy Z Fold line's biggest problem this year

Considering how expensive these phones are, Samsung can't afford to ignore this problem any longer.
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April 5, 2022
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TL;DR
  • A rumor suggests the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cameras could be much better than last year’s model.
  • Specifically, the telephoto and selfie cameras could be borrowed from the Galaxy S22 series.
  • The just-OK camera system on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was a major sticking point, so this is good news.

The Galaxy Z Fold series represents one of the most expensive smartphones on the company’s roster. Obviously, the foldable technology is a huge aspect of those high prices.

See also: The best foldable phones you can get

However, even with those high costs, the camera systems on the Galaxy Z Fold line haven’t been much to write home about. That could change this year, though, as a new rumor suggests the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cameras could be a big step up over last year’s model.

Granted, we usually expect camera upgrades year-over-year with smartphones, so this rumor is pretty easy to believe. The exciting aspect of the rumor, though, is that the cameras could be borrowed from the Galaxy S22 series. Those phones earned glowing marks from us for photography.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera upgrades?

The rumor — stemming from Galaxy Club suggests there could be two notable upgrades to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The first would be the telephoto lens. It could be the 10MP telephoto on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. That would mean the foldable would have 3x optical zoom, a nice step up over the 2x zoom on the Z Fold 3.

The telephoto and exterior selfie camera could see some sweet upgrades.

Elsewhere, one of the selfie cameras (presumably the exterior one) might have the 10MP lens on the fronts of the three Galaxy S22 devices. This is a great sensor that we were happy with on all three Galaxy S22 devices.

It’s unclear if the other three camera sensors — the exterior wide and ultrawide and interior selfie cam — would see any upgrades.

We expect the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 to launch sometime in late summer, likely in August. Stay tuned as there will likely be a lot more rumors on the way soon.