Samsung Galaxy S6 said to come with 16MP Sony IMX240 sensor43
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled on March 1st at MWC, but details around the ‘next big thing’ just keep on coming. The latest whisper on the grapevine reveal that the Galaxy S6 will allegedly feature a 16-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX240 sensor. This is the same 16-megapixel sensor used on at least some Galaxy Note 4 units, and measures a larger-than-average, 1/2.6 inches.
The information comes from SamMobile, and - if true - puts all doubts about whether Samsung was going to use a 16- or a 20-megapixel sensor to rest.
Despite featuring the same sensor as in the Note 4, the quality of the images is said to have improved thanks to multiple tweaks to the lens and the processing algorithms and other software on the Galaxy S6. We’ve already heard what should be the inevitable, the inclusion of a new manual camera mode where you get to control in-depth camera settings such as shutter speed along with earlier available controls over white balance and ISO.
Samsung has dropped an official hint that emphasizes how huge of an upgrade to the camera this is expected to be, so we would not be surprised to see a wider-aperture lens, or just one with sharper, better-looking output.