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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumored to feature same camera sensor as Xperia Z5

Samsung rumored to be tapping one of Sony's impressive camera sensors for its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 2, 2015 10:32 pm CST - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is shaping up to be an exciting release from the company, but the camera is always a big focus of any new smartphone release. Samsung is rumored to use one of Sony's impressive camera sensors, the same rear-facing snapper that is found in Sony's current Xperia Z5 family of handsets.

Rumor has Samsung pegged to use Sony's Exmor IMX300 sensor, which is a 23-megapixel sensor that will snap some very impressive photos and videos. Samsung is expected to tone it down to a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, which will still be incredibly good. Sony's Exmor IMX300 sensor is capable of autofocusing in just 0.03 seconds while it has a 5x zoom that will snap great images from a distance.

The Exmor IMX300 sensor also rocks a 24mm wide angle lens that can take in more detail within a photo, so if the Galaxy S7 does include Sony's camera sensor, we can expect it to be one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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