Samsung To Back Pedal On New Galaxy S7 Camera Sensor
Days out from the release of a new Samsung Galaxy S7 comes news that the Korean phone maker is set to change the camera in the new smartphone, from a 16 megapixel found in the S6, to a 12 megapixel sensor.
Analysts claim that a decrease in megapixel count doesn’t necessarily mean your photos will look any worse; they’ll just be smaller.
Currently the iPhone 6S uses a 12-megapixel camera, and has been critically acclaimed by reviewers, Apple is also running a global marketing campaign highlighting the quality of their 12 megapixel sensor.
But with the Galaxy S6 camera’s stellar reviews, it seems odd that Samsung would risk messing with a successful set-up.
The leak comes courtesy of a post on Weibo by AnTuTu, one of the most popular mobile benchmarking platforms.
A number of other specs about the phone – dubbed SM-G930F – were also revealed in the leak, as follows:
1,440 x 2,560 image resolution
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Exynos 8990 processor
None of those specs listed are particularly surprising, save for the last one.
Rumour-spinners are split over whether Samsung will use a custom-built Exynos chip, or Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820.
Last year’s Galaxy handsets featured Samsung’s Exynos series processors, but Samsung often uses Qualcomm gear.
What’s more, Samsung is widely rumoured to be manufacturing the Snapdragon 820, which makes the South Korean tech giant a likely candidate for using the chip.
Samsung has made no official comment on the Galaxy S7 which is tipped to be released at Mobile World Congress 2016.