Most of the rumors leading up to the Galaxy S6 introduction on March 1 have suggested that Samsung is going to equip the phone with a 20-megapixel camera. Those rumors may turn out to be false, according to a new report from SamMobile that suggests Samsung has different plans entirely.
SamMobile said Friday that Samsung had been testing a prototype with a 20-megapixel camera but that it can “now confirm” that Samsung has instead decided to pack the device with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX240 module. That’s the same sensor Samsung outfitted the Galaxy Note 4 with. Samsung has been teasing major camera advancements, however, and SamMobile says it’s still possible the company will follow through on those promises with the introduction of software and “considerable tweaks to the camera lens.” Remember, earlier this month a Samsung exec said the camera will snap “amazing pictures.”
The Galaxy Note 4 camera is really solid, so this isn’t necessarily bad news, particularly if Samsung tweaks its software so that the performance is better than ever. Still, for folks who were hoping for super high-res images that are larger than what a 16-megapixel camera is capable of snapping, it could be a bit off putting.