There’s plenty of talk that Samsung will announce its first under-display camera on a smartphone with the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold3. Now, tipster IceUniverse is adding some clarity on the matter by addressing a key factor in image quality for such sensors – light transmittance. Based on his tip, the Galaxy Z Fold3’s UD camera will bring over 40% better light transmittance than any other camera of this type thus far.
Fold3’s UPC transmittance is as high as 40%+, which is much higher than any other brand UPC solutions you have ever seen.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 4, 2021
For reference, the only commercially available phone with a UD camera is ZTE’s Axon 20 so that’s likely the device serving for the comparison made in the statement above. The Z Fold3 is said to have already entered mass production and we’re expecting to see its debut sometime next month.
The foldable should pack a 16MP Sony IMX 471 front-facing cam hidden beneath its 7.55-inch LTPO AMOLED main screen. The smaller outward display will apparently pack a 10MP secondary selfie shooter while the back will likely recycle last year’s three 12MP sensors.