The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is one of the company’s latest foldable smartphone. While the device features a lot of firsts for the company like the under-display selfie camera, it also has another odd feature that disables this model’s cameras.
According to AndroidPolice, users from the XDADevelopers community have found a new change that might have enthusiasts avoid this foldable smartphone. Apparently, unlocking the device’s bootloader will cause the user to lose functionality of their smartphone’s camera system. This move from the South Korean company is likely to prevent people from modding its new smartphones. So, unlocking the Galaxy Z Fold3’s bootloader will cripple the camera functionality.
The report further added that unlocking the bootloader will also prompt the device to warn the users that going ahead with this will “cause the camera to be disabled and may cause your phone or apps to stop working correctly.” In other words, users looking to mod or root their smartphones will lose functionality of their camera systems. This also implies that the users will also lose the facial recognition system on their devices a well.
Although, re-locking your bootloader will bring back the full functionality of the camera systems. In the past, Sony had also employed a similar tactic with its smartphones as well. Sony devices could either be having photos taken by your camera being terrible or having the image sensors not work at all. However, the brand stopped doing this after the release of Android 9 Pie update.