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Samsung Using a 16MP Camera with Sony’s IMX240 Sensor on the Galaxy S6

February 20, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’re getting closer and closer to Mobile World Congress. Samsung has their Unpacked event in Barcelona on March 1st, which is next Sunday. Where they will be announcing #TheNextGalaxy.  We will be there to see what Samsung has in store for us with the Galaxy S6 and possibly some other surprises. We’ve been seeing teasers all week for the Galaxy S6 and will likely see a few more over the next week leading up to Unpacked on Sunday, March 1st.

According to Sammobile, it looks like this time around, Samsung is going with a 20MP camera and Sony’s IMX240 sensor on the back of the Galaxy S6. This is the same sensor that’s on the Galaxy Note 4 and everyone has been raving about the Galaxy Note 4’s camera. Sammobile is also claiming that Samsung has made considerable tweaks to the sensor this time around, so it’s possible that the camera could be even better than the Galaxy Note 4’s camera was. But it is really important to treat this as a rumor until it’s confirmed, which with Unpacked only about a week away, that shouldn’t take too long.

Samsung has been teasing better low-light photos, which is something we might see with this camera, especially if Samsung did tweak the module to make it better. As usual, we’ll have to wait and find out though. But the Note 4 was pretty decent in low-light – not perfect though – so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of changes we get here.

This year, Samsung seems to really be hyping up the Galaxy S6. Could it possibly be due to how the Galaxy S5 did last year? Which still sold very well, but not well by Samsung’s standards. Hopefully the Galaxy S6 is something a lot of people will want to buy. Either way, we’ll find out in about 9 days. Make sure you keep it locked to Android Headlines for all the details from Unpacked and the rest of Mobile World Congress, it all starts next Sunday, March 1st.