Samsung Galaxy S6 said to come with 16MP Sony IMX240 sensor


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.


source: SamMobile

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Galaxy S6
  • 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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43 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Its said to be a disappointment once again

2. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

What ?! :|

6. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

He´s at the wrong site, he´s drunk

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

36. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sorry but they need a huge change.... They got rocked by icrap just because they changed the size..

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

Your comment makes so little sense that I'm just going to leave it there.

38. Spedez

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.

40. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

9. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Very glad your statement is a brilliant reflection of your name.

19. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

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

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

megapixel do count...that is why HTC one m9's back camera was bad....and now that HTC is going back to normal cameras...you trolls started shouting...

26. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

You mean m8 camera? M9 isnt out yet...

31. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

M9's camera was bad? M9's not even released yet. What'd you do? Stole a warehouse full of unreleased phones and tested its camera?

39. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

But next year Nokia will rule again.

20. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

This is nearly deal breaking for me. Might as well just get a Note 4 if this is true, and all the trolling i did about how good S6s new camera would be. ugh.. Eating foot now.

3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Why shoudln't they?, note 4's camera is Really top of the chart.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL, what happen to their "superior" ISOCELL tech?

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

maybe an issue with yield rate in manufacturing?

15. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Your iPhone uses a Sony sensor, so...

16. Kumar123 unregistered

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.

35. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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..

7. Biernot unregistered

i want to see pictures not numbers and letters

8. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

"Manual camera" and RAW (dng) photos, that´s all we need (and a 1" sensor of course).

10. samsboy unregistered

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.

12. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

18. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

samething you told about htcone m8 ..you pathetic samesung paid trolls

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

m8 had 4mp camera so yes it was...anything above 13 mp matters less unless for lossless zoom..

25. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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??

27. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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.

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

Let's see what we get.

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