Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 might get a major camera upgrade — here's what we know

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review photos.
(Image credit: Future)

While the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is barely a month old, rumors are already suggesting the next Galaxy Z Flip 6 could get a major camera upgrade. 

According to Galaxy Club, Samsung are working on a prototype of the upcoming foldable, codenamed B6, and is said to have a 50MP main camera sensor. This would be a big jump up from the 12MP sensor on the current Galaxy Z Flip 5. 

This is the second time the Galaxy Z Flip 6 has been touted for 50MP main camera. In April this year Twitter leaker @Tech_Reve detailed how the Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 could see major changes.

Fitting higher resolution camera hardware into the Flip's compact clamshell design could be a challenge for Samsung engineers. But other folding phones like the OPPO Find N2 Flip already use 50MP sensors, so it's feasible.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 versus Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 side-by-side.

(Image credit: Future)

The Flip series makes up about 70% of Samsung's foldable sales globally, according to its own figures from 2022, and the Flip 5 in particular saw record preorder numbers in South Korea. Improving the Flip's photographic capabilities would make sense to keep it competitive, especially as rivals like OPPO continue to refine their own foldable camera tech.

Although the camera isn't lacking in quality, an upgrade to the Galaxy Z Flip 6 would see it compete better in our best foldable phone category. 

Beyond a potential 50MP sensor, details are slim about the Flip 6's cameras. It's unclear if the ultra-wide and selfie cameras will also be upgraded. Of course, we are still a year away from the Flip 6's possible launch, so there's plenty of time for plans to change. 

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Elliot Mulley-Goodbarne
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Elliot MulleyGoodbarne is a Staff Writer at Tom’s Guide covering news, reviews, buying guides with wit and charm. He has had a keen interest in mobile, tablets, laptops, and everything in between since his first phone, the Samsung U600. Starting at Mobile News, Elliot has been writing about mobile and the business of technology since 2016, and has edited four trade magazines in that time, attending award shows for three of them. He has attended a range of industry events including 5G launches, device announcements, and trade events, where he developed a nose for picking up on trends, interviewing executives, and networking with the tech community. In his spare time, Elliot can usually be found watching, playing, or attending sporting events. With season tickets to West Ham United and Surrey County Cricket Club he often spends weekends in winter in a foul mood and evenings in the summer with a smile on his face. Outside of sport Elliot enjoys cooking, pubs next to rivers, and chilling out with a G&T, Whiskey, or Port after a solid week of excellence.