Samsung has a habit of sourcing smartphone components from different brands to save itself from demand and supply issues. If you can remember, we reported earlier this year that Samsung has used two different camera sensors – ISOCELL and Sony IMX240 – in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, and we also showcased the difference between the image quality from both sensors.
Now it has come to our notice that Samsung has used its homegrown ISOCELL camera sensor instead of the Sony IM240 in its recently released phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. You can see in the screenshots below that both the devices are using camera sensors developed by Samsung’s System LSI business. We don’t know if Samsung is using Sony’s IMX240 in other units, but if you own one of these devices, you can check out what camera sensor it has by inputting *#34971539# in the dialer.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+