Samsung appears to be making some changes to the list of vendors it will turn to for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5’s photography systems. The former opens like a book transforming a 6.2-inch cover screen into a 7.6-inch screen. tablet-sized screen. The latter is a clamshell pinball machine that slips easily into your pocket and when open gives you a 6.7-inch screen.
Next year, the camera modules found on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 are said to come from a trio of South Korean companies: Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Mcnex and Cammsys. The three will supposedly be the main suppliers with Sunny Optical as the secondary supplier. The report states that the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s front camera will also be sourced from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Mcnex, and Cammsys.
Samsung won’t use Partron’s camera modules for its 2023 foldable models
But there’s no need to cry for Partron as the company is still a major supplier to Samsung for its mid-range, budget Galaxy A and Galaxy M handsets. And these low-cost handsets ship in far greater numbers than the foldable Galaxy models. Galaxy Z handsets make up just 5% of Samsung’s smartphone shipments.
The Galaxy S23 series is expected to be unveiled in January or February next year. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 may not see the light of day until next August.