Samsung Galaxy S6 said to come with 16MP Sony IMX240 sensor
posted by Victor H. / Feb 20, 2015, 8:50 AM
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.
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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Its said to be a disappointment once again
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 8:51 AM 2
The Galaxy Note 4 features one of the top cameras on a smartphone on the market right now. Even if the S6's camera is only marginally better, it will beat most everything out there. So which is it: A) Are your expectations set too high? B) Are you a trolling idiot? My vote is for the latter.
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 9:04 AM 21
Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014
I think he's talking about iPhone6 plus which indeed severly impacted the sales and desireability of bigger screened android phones like Galaxies and Notes. Android makers need to come up with something cool Apple doesn't have and screen size is not that factor anymore.
posted on Feb 21, 2015, 1:25 AM 0
Then we can agree to disagree. I don't think iPhone sales are what have impacted Galaxy sales. If that was the case, Apple would have seen a serous rise in market share worldwide. They haven't. The biggest thing impacting Samsung's sales are the rise of the cheaper Chinese brands. They are the ones all increasing market share.
posted on Feb 21, 2015, 1:35 AM 0
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they said megapixels will count when s5 get released..now this samesung fan ->. epic_ninja420 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Nov 2014) Megapixels aren't everything unless your planning on printing poster sized prints off of your phone. Quality of lenses and software has a much more noticeable effect on the picture beyond the person standing behind the lens. PATHETIC SAMESUNG TROLLS THIS YEAR HTC WILL RULE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 10:43 AM 3
LOL, what happen to their "superior" ISOCELL tech?
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 9:05 AM 7
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Your iPhone uses a Sony sensor, so...
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 10:00 AM 5
So what? Apple is not the company who says their ISOCELL is better than Sonys sensor. Their superior ISOCELL can't even take decent pic at night. iPhone consistently take great pic in all lighting condition. Dxomark rating - iPhone 6 with Sony 1/3" sensor score - 82 Galaxy S5 with ISOCELL 1/2.6" sensor score - 79 Big sensor got beaten up by small sensor. ISOCELL is not nothing special.
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 10:22 AM 4
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U love to hate ISOCELL and anything associated to samsung. Samsung uses anything as much as they want.. Why should we worry, plus all these things are leaks. And Note 4 indeed beat the he'll out of iPhone 6 plus in camera.. I don't care if it's ISOCELL or Sony lens as much as samsung knows how to optimize it than anyone else..
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 8:52 PM 1
Only bad news has been coming from Samsung this time. Yesterday was the battery and today the camera. If bigger is good, I don't see how 16 would be better than 20. Despite all my love for Samsung, I believe it is time I start looking at what HTC is doing with the M9.
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 9:16 AM 7
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Megapixels aren't everything unless your planning on printing poster sized prints off of your phone. Quality of lenses and software has a much more noticeable effect on the picture beyond the person standing behind the lens.
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 9:30 AM 1
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Sony Alpha A7s just has a 12MP sensor. So you think this is inferior to 20MP on Sony Xperia or HTC? What kind of an idiot are you??
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 11:32 AM 2
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What kinda idiot are you when you compare the mirror less camera to a cellphone camera. The sensor size in the smartphones are about the same. The pixels size in the 20 and 16 are the same at 1.2 um. So if they have the same size pixels then the 20 and 16 can perform the same. If with the 20 you will more details.
posted on Feb 20, 2015, 11:58 AM 2
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