When it comes to camera modules in smartphones, Sony is actually doing pretty well for themselves in that regard. They have made modules used in Apple’s iPhone lineup, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S-lineup as well, but if the rumors are to be believed, it looks like Samsung and Sony could be parting ways with the Galaxy S6.
According to previous rumors of the Galaxy S6, the handset is said to come with a 20MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization. However it also seems that instead of going with a Sony camera module for the Galaxy S6, Samsung is instead expected to use their own technology for the Galaxy S6’s camera.
Does this sound like a stretch? Definitely not. In the past we have heard how Samsung is working on their own 20MP module, so it wouldn’t really be that big of a surprise if Samsung were to turn to their own company for camera parts, rather than paying a competitor like Sony for it.
Of course the quality of Samsung’s camera module remains to be seen, especially since Sony’s has been pretty reliable. We reckon it would be a gamble especially if things don’t work out for Samsung, but either way hopefully we will learn more about this at MWC 2015, but until then do take it with a grain of salt for now.