Some of Samsung's latest patents show a possible next-gen, triple-camera Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung released its first-ever clamshell foldable phone in 2020. Considering its specs, it is a good thing it has just such a flexible, Razr-esque screen, as most other phones with its astronomical price-tag at least deign to have more cameras. The Galaxy Z Flip, on the other hand, makes do with dual rear cameras.
Then again, this may have something to do with the tiny secondary display Samsung has placed right next to this module. Fortunately, it now seems the OEM has worked out how to fit more lenses in while retaining this feature. Evidence of this comes from documents reportedly filed by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
They apparently demonstrate that Samsung has patented the triple-camera Galaxy Z Flip; moreover, it has done so with these shooters in both portrait and landscape orientations (when looking at the top half of the phone while folded). The latter may be superior in terms of esthetics, as it balances the second display nicely.
On the other hand, the "vertical-cam" Z Flip allows for the same screen to become larger. As this patent may only have been granted at the start of April 2020, the date of this possible next-gen foldable's launch can't be guessed at right now.