SAMSUNG HAS ADMITTED that not all Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets feature the same camera sensor.
As reported by The Verge, it appears that some Galaxy S6 handsets ship with a Sony IMX240 imaging sensor, while others have Samsung's own ISOCELL sensor, suggesting that Samsung has suffered from yet more stock issues.
Samsung confirmed this in a statement, but said that customers shouldn't notice a difference between the two 16MP sensors.
A spokesperson said: "The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge use camera sensors from several different vendors. Like all of the technology used in our products, they meet our strict global quality and performance standards."
Following Samsung's statement, SamMobile performed a side-by-side comparison between the two camera sensors, noting that image quality in the sample images appears to be a tie, but that there were a few differences.
"We think that the images shot using the IMX240 display [have more] vibrant and warmer colours than the ones using the ISOCELL sensor. Also, the images captured using the Sony sensor appear to have more depth,” said SamMobile.
"In bright conditions, the IMX240 captured original colours, but it was the opposite otherwise. The ISOCELL sensor captured truer-to-life colours during low-light conditions."
Samsung's admission comes as speculation suggests that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are in for a boost in the photography department.
Reports claim that the incoming Android 5.1.1 update will allow the smartphones to capture RAW image files, a feature found on the LG G4 and HTC One M9, alongside improved shutter speed and manual controls.
The SamMobile report said that these features will be found on Samsung's incoming Galaxy Note 5 smartphone, which is likely to be unveiled at IFA.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have also been hitting headlines after a number of reported problems with the handsets.
Disgruntled users claim that the smartphones have been struggling when it comes to WiFi stability and battery life, while Samsung has admitted to a RAM management fault. µ
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