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.

After all, Qualcomm is using Samsung’s 14nm FinFET SoC infrastructure for the Snapdragon 820. Then again, Samsung does want to have its own way.

We shall see.

Source: Weibo
Via: SamMobile

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.