Samsung is using ISOCELL as well as Sony IMX240 camera sensors in Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung has a habit of sourcing smartphone components from different brands to save itself from demand and supply issues. If you can remember, we reported earlier this year that Samsung has used two different camera sensors – ISOCELL and Sony IMX240 – in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and we also showcased the difference between the image quality from both sensors.

Now it has come to our notice that Samsung has used the Sony IMX240 sensor for the primary camera and Samsung’s homegrown sensor for the front-facing camera in its recently released phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. You can see in the screenshots below that both the devices are using camera sensors developed by Samsung as well as Sony.

We don’t know if Samsung is using ISOCELL sensors for the primary camera in other units, but some blogs are reporting that they received review units with ISOCELL sensors for the primary cameras in both devices. If you own one of these devices, you can check out what camera sensor it has by inputting *#34971539# in the dialer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Camera Sensor

Update: We thank our readers for pointing out the mistake in the article. We have made necessary changes in the story.

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