Samsung Galaxy S7 cameras might have a mix of in-house and Sony sensors
Sony is the camera darling of the smartphone world and with the purchase of Toshiba’s imaging unit, boy, does it ever know it. While Samsung has played around with its own snapshot technology, it still does business with Sony for some of its mobile camera work. “Some” may soon include the upcoming Galaxy S7.
According to a respected Weibo leaker, it looks like Samsung is asking about Sony’s latest IMX sensors for use in its next spring flagship.
Samsung is in talks to buy Sony’s IMX 300 series camera sensor. Galaxy S7 should still use ISOCELL in addition to IMX 300s, all 20-megapixels.
Rumors be rumors, but while we are ruminating about them, we ask if Samsung could come together with Sony in implementing the former’s ISOCELL tech with an IMX 300-series sensor.
We shall see.