Different cameras found in Samsung Galaxy S6 handsets

7 May 2015

samsung logo Samsung has had to confess that, in their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets, there might be different cameras. Looks like some come with a Sony IMX240, while some others have Samsung's own ISOCELL sensor.

A Samsung spokesperson said: "The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge use camera sensors from several different vendors. Like all of the technology used in our products, they meet our strict global quality and performance standards."

Looks like Samsung have been having issues with stock.

SamMobile decided to do a comparison of the two, to see if there were any differences - and there are. The image quality is regarded to be pretty much the same, but there's some things that do differ.

They say: "We think that the images shot using the IMX240 display [have more] vibrant and warmer colours than the ones using the ISOCELL sensor. Also, the images captured using the Sony sensor appear to have more depth. In bright conditions, the IMX240 captured original colours, but it was the opposite otherwise. The ISOCELL sensor captured truer-to-life colours during low-light conditions."

It seems odd that Samsung wouldn't offer something uniform across all their handsets - this is not a problem you could see iPhone users ever having.

There's been other troubles with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge - some have been complaining of issues with WiFi stability and battery life. Samsung themselves have confessed that there's been a RAM management fault. All this seems remarkably tinpot doesn't it? Are Samsung going to balls everything after having great swathes of the mobile market, just like HTC did?

TOPICS:   Mobile

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