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Samsung Galaxy S7 could get Lower Megapixel Camera

News by Ang Torres on Tuesday November 03, 2015.

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We revealed yesterday that Samsung could be considering Sony's imagine sensors for the camera of its upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship. While that may well be the case, a report today suggests that the company is considering actually lowering the megapixel count of its sensor and not raising it.

A noted tipster regarding smartphone components on Chinese website Weibo says that the company is considering a 12 megapixel lens, which would be a reduction from the 16 megapixel lens found in the Galaxy S6. There is a precedent for this as Apple uses a 12 megapixel lens in the iPhone 6s and an 8 megapixel lens in the iPhone 6, and both handsets are very good for smartphone imaging, among the best in fact.

Samsung is thinking about taking the less is more approach, possibly favoring a bigger sensor size while keeping the megapixel number low. That means, in theory at latest, the sensor should be able to receive more light, while individual megapixels will be much bigger.

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Ang Torres
Ang is currently studying a degree in computer sciences, but makes time for her first love, tech. She has followed mobile trends since first jumping onto the feature phone market in 2004 and is now an unabashed Samsung fangirl.

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