Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are great phones, with great cameras, but Samsung was mum for a while on just which sensors their 16MP cameras were using.

Some folks actually did a tear-down of the phone and found that Sony was making the camera sensor, the IMX240. Which isn’t a bad thing at all, Sony makes some fantastic camera sensors after all. But it doesn’t end there.

It seems that not all Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models are shipping with Sony’s camera hardware installed. Some versions, it has been discovered, are using the S5K2P2 which, as it turns out, is being made by Samsung themselves. And early testing seems to indicate that performance from these sensors is a little better than Sony’s gear.

Samsung already natively makes a lot of their own components, to the extent that they’re making hardware for competitors as well. And, by the look of things, they’re branching into mobile camera hardware as well, which should further cut costs for them at the manufacturing level. That’s always a win for consumers.

Source: SamMobile

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