It’s official: Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are shipping with two different camera sensors. Both devices will either be equipped with a Sony IMX 240 camera sensor or an ISOCELL sensor that is manufactured by Samsung itself. That being said, the Korean giant mentions that it will not make any difference.
Contrary to our earlier suspicion, the report of two different camera sensors is not caused by a software bug. Here’s what Samsung has to say:
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge utilise camera sensors from several different vendors. Like all of the technology used in our products, they meet our strict global quality and performance standards.
And there you have it. Basically, Samsung is saying that both the IMX 240 and ISOCELL sensors will provide an excellent performance. That being said, based on sample shots taken by SamMobile with the two camera sensors, there clearly is a difference.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge and would like to know just which of the two camera sensors you have, just key in *#34971539# in the dialer and select “ISP VER CHECK”. Hopefully it’s equipped with whichever sensor that you prefer.