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Some Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units are using Samsung’s own camera sensor

Samsung didn’t specify the exact camera sensor that it was using in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, but various teardown tests revealed that it was IMX240 from Sony, which was also used in the Galaxy Note 4. Now, we’ve learnt that some Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units are being shipped with Samsung’s own ISOCELL camera sensor instead of the Sony one.

As you can see in the screenshot below, our own Galaxy S6 edge has a Samsung camera sensor with model number S5K2P2. Details about this new camera sensor aren’t out yet, but we guess that it should be similar to the IMX240 from Sony. Going by our review of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, the camera quality is very good, in fact, a bit better than the Galaxy Note 4. If we are able to get hands on with devices using these sensors, we will update you if there is any difference in their image quality.

It feels great to see that almost all the components used in our Galaxy S6 edge unit are made by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera Sensor S5K2P2

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jamieridler
jamieridler

I have a SM-G925i S6 edge from O2 UK and it has the IMX240.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Three UK S6 edge running the Sony IMX240.

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

ppl plz stop saying that s6 camera is better than note 4’s one every tech site camera comparison said that note 4 has the upper hand over s6 in terms of camera.

mcbrain
mcbrain

If we look at the evolution of the cameras on Samsung devices, their quality was upward. So no offense, but it seems unlikely that the camera on S6 is lower quality than that on Note 4. And then that was not the subject of this article. Back on topic, I do not think anyone has to worry about this and I think this is just another desperate attempt to slow down sales of S6.

MontChrist
MontChrist

I have the SM-G925i and this are mine:

Rear Camera
ISP Ver : SONY_imx240_FIMC_IS

Front Camera
ISP Ver : SLSI_S5K4E6_FIMC_IS

dusko24
dusko24

Im in Croatia(Europe) and my cam is from Sony

stivan
stivan

comparison video ??

Ahmedivx
Ahmedivx

Does anyone know if it’s region or carrier related ?, mine is the SM-G925F and I got it from Samsung official distributor in Egypt and it shows SONY_IMX240_FIMC_IS

Ahmedivx
Ahmedivx

Also we should compare between the two sensors on the same device either S6 or S6 Edge in order to determine which sensor is better, I guess the S6 and S6 Edge will top the Note 4 anyway, so it won’t be fair comparing it to the S6 or S6 Edge

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

sorry to disappoint u but note4 proved in every tech site that it has a better camera shoots than s6 check out GSMarena, phonearena comparisons

kalagas
kalagas

it’s the same sensor used in Galaxy Alpha SM-850F

hdjb1
hdjb1

A 12mp sensor in Galaxy Alpha can never be the same as Galaxy S6 16mp sensor…

gyxter
gyxter

As long as my camera takes the best quality pics all the time, I don’t need to know what sensor it has. 😀

agyawusu2012
agyawusu2012

How do I check mine please?

harryisme
harryisme

So do I check what version I have?

buntymaskey
buntymaskey

Dial on your phone *#34971539#

harryisme
harryisme

Thanks, well turns out mine is also has the Samsung sensor, which is a shame but not world ending.