More Galaxy S6 edge camera samples: Check out what the 16MP, F1.9 unit can do

More Galaxy S6 edge camera samples: Check out what the 16MP, F1.9 unit can do
A 16-megapixel Sony Exmor RS IMX240 sensor with extremely wide, f/1.9 lens and optical image stabilization – now who wouldn't get behind such a camera? We've already formed a first impression (a good one) of the unit, and though we'll continue sharing with you those insights for as long as we're here in Barcelona, do keep in mind that it's too early to tell if the Galaxy S6/S6 edge will outperform the competition. 

Regardless of all of that, we went to Samsung's booth once again to snap a few more samples with it. The area outside of is strictly off limits when you have one of Samsung's darlings, but we did get a few fine shots nevertheless.

Check them out!

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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54 Comments

1. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Respect from iPhone fan boy !!! Simply Fantastic images \m/ wat abt low light ?

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

its crazy the 3 pic you can even read the names on the girls tags. and i got to say i was all about the black sapphire but that emerald green is sticking to me.

39. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yup. it was love at first sight for me =p

45. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Shot # 8 is my fav.. Only thing I wish was that if the security guard was not in the frame, would have been perfect composition.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Photos look great on pre-release software. Can't wait to see the final build on roll out.

21. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Definitely things will get better with the final software. It looks very promising so far, they just need to tweak that yellowish tint found on some pictures.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The best thing about the camera is the 16:9 default aspect.

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's a negative, 4:3 or 3:2 is the way to go.

36. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

+1 Here !!

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Hey PhoneArena: do a M9 vs S6 photo comparison. I know none of them are in final firmware, but just to get an idea how things are shaping up.

6. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Can't physically get them together, since they're all chained to their respective booths.

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

ahh.. knew it :(

40. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

steal it =D

5. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Credit goes to Sony too because samsung was using sony sensor

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No, credit goes to Samsung for their superior camera software.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Only the sensor is Sony. The 6-element F1.9 lens, OIS and software is Samsung's. That's why Sony can't make a decent Snapper. Only sensor can't do anything.

12. maherk

Posts: 6933; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am pretty sure that he(like the majority of Sony fans) thinks that Sony sensor means the whole camera module lol

49. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Incorrect. The problem is not Sony being unable to make a decent snapper. They still have the same problems since XZ, i think that Sony doesn't want to cannibalize it's own camera line (big camera's). Satio etc had excellent hardware, they suddenly dropped it all. Sony is just being an a hole and that's why they lag behind

15. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL, No.

37. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sony fan here...not a fanboy...but your statement is kinda funny...not true!

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Daamn those look amazing! Buuut is the sensor 16:9 again? Lol I know I'm always nagging about this but it's quite a big thing :p

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

16:9 is actually a good thing. My TV, desktop, laptop and phone all is 16:9. And you can always use the cropped 12 MP mode.

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the thing is that the field of view in this 16:9 sensor is a lot smaller than in 4:3 sensors. A LOT smaller. It's so annoying when I take pictures and I cannot fit the whole scnene in the picture. Even all of the "real" cameras use 4:3.

43. TyrionLannister unregistered

IDK about that. A 16:9 can have wider FoV. What's the mm equivalent of S6's camera?

44. numbertwo

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

It has nothing to do with sensor ratio but lens focal. Usually iPhone and Samsung used narrower focal (which I prefer) of about 35/31mm respectively (in 35mm equivalent) xperia z/z1/z2 mounts a wider 28mm lens, same as the new galaxy s6 (note 4 is 31mm, a little bit more zoomed). Lumia 1020 and xperia z3 both mount a wider yet lens 25mm. I personally prefer narrower 31/35mm because of the lesser distortion and better sharpness over all the frame...

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Yes, 16:9 default at 16MP. You also have 12MP (4:3), 8MP (4:3), 6MP (16:9). You can easily worj with 12/8MP if you like, enough resolution for most work. Infact, this should reduce noise further on pixel-level.

27. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Won't reduce noise, because you're not getting a full sensor read-out, you've just turning off pixels. If you built the sensor to have less pixels on the same surface, then noise is reduced.

16. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

And here I am just wondering why they don't use a f/1.8 aperture?

19. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

That's left for S7!

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Or the Note 5 perhaps!

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