Galaxy S6 To Sport Samsung’s In-House 20MP Camera

Over the past few weeks, rumors around Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy S6 smartphone have intensified. Yesterday, Korean website Chosun reported that the Galaxy S6 is all set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on March 2. Now a new report claims that the device will ship with an impressive 20-megapixel main camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Galaxy S6 To Sport Samsung's In-House 20MP Camera

Galaxy S6 to arrive earlier than originally planned

Citing securities analysts, South Korea’s ET News said that the camera sensor will be made by Samsung’s electro-mechanics division. The analysts have upgradedĀ Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) as it will be responsible for Galaxy S6 cameras. SEM has ramped up production of the higher-priced camera modules because the “Galaxy S6 releases 2-3 weeks earlier than originally planned.”

That means Samsung will bring the device to markets soon after announcing it at MWC. Earlier this week, a “trusted source” revealed all the specs and features of the Galaxy S6 to BGR. This source also pointed out that the device will have 20MP main camera with OIS and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with real-time HDR. The source told BGR that the Galaxy S6 will run an octa-core 64-bit processor that will be 50% faster than Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S6 to bring Samsung Pay

BGR said the phone will feature a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 577ppi pixel density. It will be powered by a 2550mAh battery. The device will have a Quick connect charging technology that gives you four hours of battery life in less than 10 minutes of charging. But one feature that comes as a big surprise is Samsung Pay. Yes, the “trusted source” said that Samsung will take on Apple Pay with its new payment system.

UBS analyst Bonil Koo said in a research note that the camera has become one of the key differentiating factors in smartphones. Samsung Electro-Mechanics will likely supply over 80% of camera modules for the Galaxy S6 because it has a “better yield, especially for OIS.” For the front-camera, UBS believes Samsung will rely on Partron and Cammsys, but Partron will get most of the business.