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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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Jarek80
Jarek80

H16ULHK02VM Note 4 Snapdragon What does it mean???

Pako777
Pako777

I’m stupid or author? Fifth symbol in CAM_firmware – it’s sensor maker
S – SONY
L – SLSI (Samsung)
Rear camera have Sony sensor. Front camera – Samsung sensor

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

Gsmarena mentioned that note 5 is using sony imx240 maybe its a deviation but i dont think that all note 5 units have it.

Corrado_777
Corrado_777

This article is incorrect. I left my post to SamMobile Facebook page. Read it.

Cheers 🙂

sandocanu
sandocanu

My note 5 has a different camera FW:
B16LSIA00VM for Rear Camera (main) and E05LLIA00CM for Front Camera

I have N920C.
BTW: do you know what is the differece between N920C and N920I (other that market dependent)

Thx

Corrado_777
Corrado_777

Your rear camera has a Sony sensor.

LSIA is a Sony, while LLIA is a Isocell (Samsung) sensor… 🙂

pietroSV
pietroSV

So I opened the “difference between the image quality from both sensors” article and the Sony chip is over-fucking-saturated. Meanwhile I am totally happy and very-satisfied with my ISOCELL in Galaxy S5

NoteLove
NoteLove

My Note 4 and S6 both using Sony sensor. Samsung’s one are just as good apprentlly. I’m happy with my Sony sensors on both devices.

Just wish Samsung wouldn’t neglect the Note 4. I have reservations now of buying Samsung devices. Don’t want to go back to Apple but Samsung are making it easy with consistent neglect of software updates and not proving us with new features. Who in the right mind would upgrade for just software tweak or pay out more money knowing Samsung will forgot once the next big thing arrives.

j2001m
j2001m

It’s all about the note phone and the spen, keep away from notes and you good, you also best to flash to the UK sim only ver for the s6 edge and so on you using (f ver of the edge or + as the updates are supper fast just had a new edge update for my s6 edge, Samsung looks to have a new way of updating phones