Samsung is sourcing camera sensors for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ from two vendors

It was being rumored that Samsung might use a new sensor from Sony for the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s camera. Yesterday, we reported that the newly announced smartphones use a camera sensor manufactured by Samsung’s System LSI arm (at least in our unit). Now, we can confirm that Samsung is sourcing camera sensors for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ from two different vendors, just like it did with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well as with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Some units of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ use the S5K2L2 ISOCELL sensor from System LSI for the rear-facing camera, while other units use the new IMX333 camera sensor from Sony. Both models are 1/2.55-inch sensors with a resolution of 12.2 megapixels, Dual Pixel phase-detection autofocus, OIS, F1.7 aperture, and 4K video recording. So, the final image and video quality should be similar from both the sensors.

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Similar is the case with the front-facing cameras in the smartphones. Some units use the IMX320 sensor from Sony, while others use the S5K3H1 sensor from System LSI. Both sensors have a resolution of 8 megapixels, feature autofocus mechanism, and QHD video recording abilities (HDR and EIS would be disabled in this mode, though). No matter which sensor is used in your Galaxy S8 or S8+ unit, it should offer impressive end results.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Sensor - Sony IMX333

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Sensor - System LSI S5K2L2

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Jadranko Pavlotić
30 days 1 hour ago

Sony FTW

30 days 5 hours ago

I’ve always found Samsung cameras good. Even on the S2. I’m not personally getting the S8 as I’m waiting for the note but I wish Samsung every success with it

30 days 21 hours ago

Bet the camera will be great but I’m hoping for an upgrade with the Note 8

Renan Caparroz
30 days 22 hours ago

So, whats the difference between the old(IMX260) and the new(IMX333) sensor?

30 days 8 hours ago

we’ll have to wait and see

30 days 23 hours ago

this to all the retards spreading fake news and attempting to defame s8 by saying it has the same sensor as s7 just bc it says “12mp dual pixel”. samsung doesnt brag about its cameras and always manages to be the best. smart people will know and won’t be influenced by the media.

27 days 8 hours ago

SamMobile is another retard for not using Disqus as their comment system.

30 days 18 hours ago

Well then they are doing launch events wrong. They strongly hinted that it was the same exact sensor from the S7. They don’t have to brag about their products but they can at least be proud of the camera upgrades and whatever else they forgot to mention.