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

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Last updated: March 30th, 2017 at 19:48 UTC+02:00

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.

Also Read: Here’s how the Galaxy S8 will take better photos despite the same 12 MP camera as the S7′s

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

Source Phone Galaxy S8 PlusIMX320IMX333S5K2L2S5K3H1Samsung Galaxy S8SonySystem LSI
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