Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 could fix the foldable’s biggest camera flaw

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 on wicker table showing front display
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Two new leaks point to an upgraded camera for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6. While we found that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 took gorgeous, sharply detailed photos, there’s always room to get better. We hated that the Z Flip 5 does not feature a telephoto lens, though that doesn’t seem to be changing with the next itteration.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 was seen on two certification websites recently, as reported by Android Police.   

The first is a bit smaller, but the Z Flip 6 was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for certification. BIS is similar to the FCC in the United States and is a requirement for electronic devices sold in India. From there, we get a model number of SM-F741B. Mostly, though, the BIS listing confirms that the Z Flip 6 is coming.

The more interesting of the two listings concerns the potential camera on the Z Flip 6. The phone was seen on the Camera FV-5 app, which is a default camera app replacement for Android phones that helps make them more pro-level.

With the same model number seen in the BIS listing, the Camera FV-5 leak shows some camera specs for the Z Flip 6. It appears that the flip phone will feature a 50 MP rear camera. 

Last year’s Z Flip 5 offered a 12-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra wide, which was similar to the Z Flip 4. If this rumor is true, the Z Flip 6 is getting a significant upgrade. 

It does appear the ultra-wide will be a similar 12MP lens. The Camera FV-5 listing also hints at optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS and EIS). The Z Flip 5 only featured OIS, by comparison. 

Other than a thinner, more durable, crease-free display, it sounds like the design of the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will be similar to last year’s model. Most of the upgrades we’re seeing appear to be internal. But just reducing the crease in the phone alone will be a wonderful adjustment.

The Samsung Unpacked event is scheduled for July 10, right before the Paris Olympics which start on July 26. It’s long been rumored that Samsung wants to get a number of new products out in time for the Olympics. 

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Scott Younker
West Coast Reporter

Scott Younker is the West Coast Reporter at Tom’s Guide. He covers all the lastest tech news. He’s been involved in tech since 2011 at various outlets and is on an ongoing hunt to build the easiest to use home media system. When not writing about the latest devices, you are more than welcome to discuss board games or disc golf with him.