Samsung could be going for the kill with its future thin and light premium phones, as it just announced a new 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensor that is 20% thinner than its current crop in, say, the Galaxy S6. Buh bye, protruding camera, hello S5K3P3.
Most camera sensors in mobile devices run with the standard 1.12μm pixel size, in order to fit 13 million or more pixels in the smallish mobile camera sensor areas. Samsung has shrunk this 1.12 standard even further, to 1 micron, allowing it to produce a just 5mm high 16 MP warrior that can be put in devices as slim as the S6, without the protruding hump on the back.
Since Samsung is just announcing this sensor, we doubt it will have found place in the Galaxy Note 5, but who knows what the future will bring, come August 13th, when the premium phablet is about to be unveiled.