Samsung has been using two different image sensors for the cameras in its Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge phones, the company said today.
The image sensors are being used in a way that you won't be able to guess if the phone you just bought has a Sony IMX240 image sensor or Samsung's ISOCELL sensor. Basically, the presence of any of these sensors in a phone seems to be based on availability rather than on their own specifications.
However, Samsung has stressed today that it has strict internal guidelines for components and both the sensors meet their qualitative requirements.
"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," the company said.
In effect, no matter which sensor is being used, the image quality of the 16MP cameras in both phones will remain the same, though we'll know more once we've put cameras with both sensors through a stern road test to measure if there's really a difference.