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Like the Galaxy S6, Samsung is using two different camera sensors for the Galaxy S7 duo

Last year, Samsung used two different camera sensors in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and the company has repeated the same strategy this year with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. Yes, some Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units are using Samsung’s ISOCELL camera sensor, while others are using Sony’s IMX260 sensor.

Earlier today, Samsung made an official announcement of its new 1/2.5-inch 12.3-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor (S5K2L1). An XDA user has posted an image of his Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F), which shows the device using Samsung’s sensor instead of Sony’s IMX260. This confirms that the company is using two different sensors in its latest flagship smartphones.

There’s negligible difference between these sensors regarding on-paper specifications. Both are 1/2.5-inch sensors with a resolution of 12.3 megapixels, dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, and an individual pixel size of 1.4µm. Right now, we don’t know if there’s any difference between the final image quality from these sensors, but we’ll let you know once we get our hands on different units.

Samsung Galaxy S7 ISOCELL S5K2L1 Camera Sensor

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al3ash8
al3ash8

I think something wrong! because in your screenshot shows your the rear and front cameras there are both doesn’t record 4k video that’s weird!!!
rear cam : video resolution 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080) it should be 8.3 MP (3840 x 2160)
front cam : video resolution 2.1 MP (1920 x 1080) it should be 3.7 MP (2560 x 1440)
so are you sure yout screenshot from galaxy s7 edge?
my galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F)
[img]http://i.imgur.com/lYHkOmI.png[/img]

gtone339
gtone339

What happened to the rumoured Brightcell sensor?

moc32
moc32

This is the problem with Samsung and Android. You buy a phone but can’t get the same functionalities across the platform or even get the same components. No need to pre-order a gs7 the price will drop after six month and by the way it will be outdated because a new galasxy flagship will be around the corner

j2001m
j2001m

I have a sony

KiretoX
KiretoX

Samsung sensor in my G920F
Sony sensor in my G930F

brasiles87
brasiles87

I don’t really care if it’s Sony or Samsung sensor. I can’t differ slight quality difference.
What matters is dual pixel, fast AF, f/1.7 taking good low light pics and recording slow-mo at 240fps.

Despite that it seems strange that the revolutionary and disappointin S5’s ISOCELL sensor is back, I don’t remember that it was present in few S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+/Note 5 units but isn’t should be the new revolutionary BRITECELL on board?

sza777
sza777

I also can confirm its two different sensors a friend’s s7 edge black has isocell by samsung same old story
Note4 s6 note5 and now s7 as well

innit
innit

my S7 has samsung’s front camera and the rear one is from sony. both make stunning pictures

SWT8
SWT8

The german magazine chip.de tested the S7 (Edge) and the found a little difference in image quality. S7 was better then S7 Edge!! So maybe it’s because of the different sensors?!?

“The pictures in daylight even seen slightly better than the S7 Edge because the vignetting fails less and the test image in the corners is marginally sharper.”

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

I did a comparison in Media Markt, too and saw that the S7 had a slightly better camera than the S7 edge. But they had the exactly same sony imx260 sensors. Maybe there are just quality differences like between all camera modules with the same model on the market. I also often saw ISOCELL Sensor on the S6 edge and S6 which were worse then my one in my S6 edge plus. But I had the imx240 on my s6 edge and my note edge before, i think it’s the better sensor.

Nallaikumaran
Nallaikumaran

This article seems to lack research. Xda-developers is a Samsung haters. Sammobile, Checkout ur New S7, and tell the truth. Are you so foolish? The news that’s going on is a rumor. I think all this fake just a propaganda.

sza777
sza777

I have isocell too dude so its true again

LobsterMagnet
LobsterMagnet

XDA is a developer community which has all types of people. I’ve been on there for years and it’s not a Samsung hating forum. I have a S7E and a Nexus 6P, so am I a ‘hater’ because in on XDA (of course not). Now let’s be sensible here and come back to reality. I wouldn’t want the ISOCELL as my rear camera, but I do have one for my FFC in my S7E.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Not again! Now we’ll get two different results on doxmark like the Note5 and S6 edge+.

Solun
Solun

Note 5 and S6 edge+ are two different phones, so why should have they have the same results? lol

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

Because dxOmark tested the s6 edge plus with the imx240 sensor and the note 5 with the isocell sensor. It could also be the s6 edge plus with isocell sensor behind the note 5 in dxOmark rankings.