The Samsung Galaxy S7 could sport a 20MP camera sensor, be even thinner

The Samsung Galaxy S7 could sport a 20MP camera sensor, be even thinner
We've been hearing all sorts of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 lately, and quite a few of them have been dealing with the handset's camera setup. It is said that "dual camera" is the new buzzword at Samsung, with the company supposedly having four concepts in development and planned for adoption in the first half of 2016.

In related news, Samsung just boasted about a new 20MP camera sensor it has developed, and the Galaxy S7 seems like the best and most logical choice to showcase it, seeing that all the company's current flagship smartphones are now out. The 20MP sensor measures 1/2.6" and has 1.0 micron-sized pixels, while boasting reduced power draw, thanks to being made on a 28nm process (coming all the way down from 65nm as seen in Samsung's 16MP 1.2 micron sensor used in its recent Galaxy phones).

The chip also features a new RWB color pattern for enhancing light sensitivty and improving the signal to noise ratio in low-light conditions. Thanks to the reduction in physical size and power draw, the sensor will allow for Samsung's next phones to become thinner, which, according to customer research, is a highly desirable characteristic.


source: Samsung (.pdf file) via GalaxyClub.nl (Translated)

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46. fullbazak

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

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52. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Are you dreaming or something?

54. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

he went full retard.

44. fullbazak

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

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40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This camera is going to blow the doors off of the ones on the S6 and anything that already can't beat the S6/Note5 phones already. Apple wont have a choice but to go 16MP on the next iPhone, or they are going to really be behind. I wonder if this camera is going to be an improved Samsung ISOCELL. If so, it's gonna be unmatched.

32. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Aw man, a 20+ MP sensor deserves to be at least 1/2" IMO. Maybe the white subpixel will even things out.

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Thin is in.

28. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

We want bigger battery to last at least 1 half day with Normal use NOT ultra Thin phones.

27. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I think the current s6 edge thickness are more the enough to hold and used it without any case. Just hoping the protuding camera gone for good in upcoming s7.

25. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Just wish the Current Camera phones would offer Xenon Flash,as this seems to be the best flash for Dark Areas,thats Why i still have the Nokia N82 as my Spare Camera phone,as the images with the Xenon Flash are just Amazing

24. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

i guess 5-6 months of the S6 around was enough for Samsung

29. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's been 7 months since the S6 was released, and by the time the S7 will be announced it will be 10 months, add another month till they release it and you end up with 11 months between the S6 and S7 ;)

38. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

April release date....6 months. give or take they were talking about S7 two months ago.

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S6 was announce on March 1, 2015 at MWC. It was official released to the public on April 10, 2015. Which means it existed before it was even announced. The official announcement day would be when it was made aware of and shown officially for the first time to the public. That would make it, its official birthday. The way you are talking, your officially birthday is the day you come home from the hospital and everyone gets to see you. But the hospital doesnt use that date, they use the date you first came out an said WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. The S6 was announced/born March 1, 2015. It came home from the hospital and available for purchase April 10th, 2015. The fact is bruh, you are both right, just depends on what date you want to use. The phone is 7 months old based on announced date and 6 months based on retail availability. Just remember, the S6 went on sale in Korea, before the USA. USA availability date and everyone else isnt the same time...right?

23. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The z5's sensor is bigger Xperia z5 = 1/2.3" The new isocell = 1/2.6"

56. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The Z5 uses the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio sensor, where as S6 using a 16:9 ratio sensor.

20. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Excuse me but...I have a sudden urge to touch myself. X)

18. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I guess it's because of Apple is making its phone thinner. Samsung thinks Apple leads the trend....I do not agree though.

11. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I just wonder why are they so obsessed in making phones thinner? Who are these consumers who are willing to sacrifice battery size to have a thinner phone with only 2 hour of battery life. Fine you made your camera thinner now leave the phone the way it is or make it a bit thicker for a bigger battery so we the consumer can enjoy the brand new camera for a longer period of time without having to hunt for a power source.

16. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Me. Pretty soon I'll be able to line up my "stuff" with these phones and it's going to be awesome. Won't have to pull my credit out for paying or for fun. It's a helluva drug.

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Thinner? Thats fine but just make sure you can still fit in a 4,000 mAH battery ok?

17. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The battery in the GS5 is 2800mAh, though pretty thin. Got me wondering now if there is a thinner battery with a higher capacity.

5. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

i hope that sammy can get 8 hrs ost with phone as slim as 6.5mm ... i just wanna switch to android tired of ios

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'll take a thicker and removable battery (unless the presumably sealed "thinner" one rumored in this article will last a full day with streaming a loop of HD video with the screen at the brightest setting, and also with location service and Bluetooth turned on). Also, can't improve that much on my GS5 camera. For THAT much improvement, I would buy a standalone camera.

7. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

agree... bigger and removable battery! Otherwise, my GS5 is no need to be replaced.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....'full day (battery) with streaming a loop of HD video with the screen at the brightest setting, and also with location service and Bluetooth turned on' ....Yeah right! Good luck finding a phone which does that.

15. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The almost instant replaceable battery in my GS5 allows me to do such....ok, will admit a few intermissions in that streaming loop.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The GS6 camera is a huge improvement over the one in the S6. Even though they are both 16MP, the one in the S6/Note 5 are better. Even the one in the Note 4 is better than the GS5.

55. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You are no longer the target audience unfortunately, the target audience is now the more profitable ones spelt S-U-C-K-E-R-S

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And it ain't gonna suck like z5's camera. Samsung will soon show sony how it's done.

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