The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been leaking a lot lately, that’s for sure. And while many details about it have shown up in a very high number of rumors, hence leading us to believe they’re pretty much confirmed, one thing hasn’t been as clear. We’re talking about what resolution the phone’s camera will employ.
So far we’ve basically heard two options: either a 20MP unit or a 16MP one. So which one is it? Well, a new rumor on the matter aims to clear the confusion.
Apparently Galaxy S6 prototypes with a 20MP camera made by Samsung have been tested, which is why we’ve heard so much about this choice. But, for whatever reason, the Korean company reportedly decided to go with a 16MP Sony-made IMX240 sensor after all. So this will be in the selling Galaxy S6 devices.
It is in fact the exact same sensor that’s present in the Galaxy Note 4, yet Samsung has allegedly made “considerable tweaks” to the lens and camera software. Although exact details about this haven’t surfaced yet, it’s possible that said improvements targeted low-light photography, because the company’s S6 teasers have hinted at great performance in that area.
The Galaxy S6 will be revealed on March 1 at MWC in Barcelona. It will probably feature a 5″ or 5.1″ QHD (2,560×1,440) Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung’s upcoming Exynos 7420 SoC with an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, along with 4G LTE and all the usual connectivity options. Its battery may only be a 2,600 mAh cell, while the software should be Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung’s own UI overlay on top.