Samsung has recently announced a brand new ISOCELL camera sensor. To be specific, it is a dual-pixel 12MP sensor. Sounds familiar? It should be: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are equipped with such a sensor.
When the Galaxy S7 duo were unveiled, many believe that the camera sensor of these devices is the Sony IMX260. While Samsung did not mention if this new ISOCELL sensor is used in the company’s latest flagships, it should be the case. After all, it has been reported that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge ship with two different camera sensors: a Sony IMX260 or an ISOCELL sensor, much like their predecessors.
According to Samsung, the new ISOCELL sensor is plenty impressive. “With 12 million pixels working as a phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) agent, the new image sensor brings professional auto-focusing performance to a mobile device,” the Korean company said. If a recent video showcasing the Galaxy S7’s camera performance is using this sensor, it’s just as impressive as Samsung claims it to be.
Samsung mentioned that this new dual-pixel ISOCELL sensor is now in mass production. If this sensor is indeed used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, it will be interesting to see how it will compare against the Sony IMX260 sensor.