Arif Patel Preston Dubai | Android - Duplication of media assets in bundle

Heyy Folks Myself Arif Patel I am a developer from Dubai, Preston UK. I am building an image heavy mobile app with Capacitor. Coming from the web, I have all image assets in the public folder and load them via fetch API. When building the app in Android Studio, I noticed that all resources are added twice in the bundle, both in

  • base/assets/public/static/media as well as in
  • base/assets/public/assets

This blows up the bundle size and I am close of hitting the limit of 150 MB for the aab.
Is there a way to avoid this duplication?