Galaxy-S6-AH-7

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S6 Units Feature Both Sony’s And Samsung’s Sensors

May 6, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Samsung has announced the company’s newest flagship offerings back in March during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This Korea-based tech giant has decided to announce two devices this time around, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. These two devices sport almost identical specifications on the inside, and yet, there’s significantly different in terms of the design. The Galaxy S6 sports a regular looking body, while the Galaxy S6 Edge ships with a curved display both on its left and right side, which makes it unique.

Anyhow, these two devices sport a 16-megapixel camera on the back, and until a few days ago everyone believed this camera features Sony’s IMX240 sensor on the inside, in all version of this device. Well, it turned out that Samsung didn’t use only Sony’s sensor, but its own ISOCELL unit as well. To make things even more interesting, both version of the device sport identical naming and model numbers, so you never know whether you’ll get the unit sporting Sony’s or Samsung’s sensor. SamMobile managed to get their hands on both versions of the device and compare the performance of these two cameras, you can check out that comparison by clicking here.

That being said, Samsung finally decided to release an official statement regarding all this, this is what the company had to say: “The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge utilize camera sensors from several different vendors. Like all of the technology used in our products, they meet our strict global quality and performance standards”. This statement actually comes from Samsung Benelux (via SamMobile), and is an official confirmation that the is shipping these handsets sporting two different camera sensors on the inside. We’ll let you be the judge of their performance and see which one performs better, considering that Samsung says they’re more or less equal

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sport identical specs, except the S6 Edge features a slightly bigger battery on the inside, the 2,600mAh unit compared to the S6’s 2,550mAh battery. The Galaxy S6 flagships feature a 5.1-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, multiple internal storage variants, 16 and 5-megapixel cameras and are powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC. Android 5.0.2 comes pre-installed on these devices with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it.