Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

Ivan, 31 March 2017

It turns out that Samsung is using two different sensors for the back and front camera in the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Units have been spotted using a Sony IMX333 sensor and a S5K2L2 ISOCELL sensor made by System LSI, a subsidiary of Samsung. The same goes for the new 8MP autofocus front-facing camera - underneath the optics is either a Sony IMX320 unit or an ISOCELL S5K3H1.

The different cameras share the same specs across the board though. No matter if you get a Sony or a Samsung-made main camera you still have a 1/2.55" 12.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus and naturally the optics are the same as well - f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. So the pictures from either camera should ultimately be the same - no need to worry.

It's nothing new for Samsung to use two different camera sensors - the Galaxy S6 and S7 both used both Sony and Samsung's own ISOCELL sensors too.



Reader comments

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not even close. g6 too dark and not clear

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