Samsung's Folding Phone Might Be A Three-Eyed Monster

By Holly Brockwell on at

As we edge closer to Mobile World Congress in February and the likely launch of the Samsung foldable phone, more details are leaking out about what we can expect from the innovative new handset.

We've already heard that the phone will likely have a massive battery and cost a fortune, and now we're hearing that the Galaxy Flex (as it's officially unofficially called, though other names including Galaxy Fold are still kicking about) might have three rear cameras.

So far, the info we have is:

  • 4.6-inch screen on the outside, 7.3-inch screen on the inside
  • 5,000 to 6,000 mAh battery
  • Three rear cameras
  • Potentially exclusive to EE

No info about a selfie camera or the hardware powering the device yet, though.

While we weren't expecting the Flex to be a three-camera device, it does fit with Samsung's current strategy of whacking on as many lenses as they can fit. The upcoming Galaxy S10 will have three rear cameras, and the recent Galaxy A9 had four.

It's slightly surprising that Samsung has chosen to make cameras such a focus (pun intended) of this device, because we'd have thought the selling point was the whole dual-screen thing, and beyond that they'd be trying to keep the price down. The price and internal space will already be stretched by the mechanics of the folding feature, and the battery required to power it -- no one would have minded if there was just one rear camera as a result. But apparently Samsung's going all-out this year, as it probably should.

Bring on the foldy multi-camera bonkerphones, we say. [Slashgear]