Updated: Nov 30, 2022
The list of vendors that Samsung will use to create the camera systems for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 looks to be changing. The 6.2-inch cover screen of the previous device transforms into a 7.6-inch tablet-sized display when it opens like a book. The latter has a clamshell flipper design that is pocket-friendly and opens to reveal a 6.7-inch screen.
According to The Elec, One of the businesses that provided Samsung with camera modules for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 reportedly won't provide the manufacturer with these components for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. After Samsung's own Electro-Mechanics division, Partron was the second-largest supplier of the aforementioned modules for the back of the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Three South Korean companies are expected to supply the camera modules for the Galaxy Z Fold 5: Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Mcnex, and Cammsys. The three are planned to serve as the main suppliers, with Sunny Optical serving as a backup source. According to the rumour, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Mcnex, and Cammsys will also supply the front camera for the Galaxy Z Flip 5.
According to rumours, Sunny Optical is the company behind the Galaxy S23 Ultra's 12MP ultra-wide camera and 10MP periscope camera, both of which offer 10x optical zoom.
The Galaxy S23 series is also rumoured to use cameras from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Powerlogics, Mcnex, and Namuga. According to The Elec's unnamed sources, Partron will either be the secondary or third supplier, depending on the camera module. Again, Samsung didn't explain why Partron wouldn't provide components for the 2023 foldable phones, but it appears that Samsung wants to use as many of its own camera modules as possible.
The Galaxy S23 series should be unveiled in January or February of next year. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 might not see the light of day until next August.