Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge teardown shows Sony camera sensor and Snapdragon 820
Specialists at Chipworks were amongst the first customers to receive the brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones from T-Mobile in the United States. Of course, it wasn't long before the owners disassembled the smartphones down to their individual components for a closer look at what exactly makes the smartphones tick.
Accordingly, the source uncovered the Dual Pixel camera in the Galaxy S7 Edge as listed in its specifications sheet. Compared to previous image sensors as found on the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, the newer sensor carries significantly larger pixels of about 1.4 microns.
While the camera quality of the Galaxy S7 series will will no doubt be good, standardized test photos have yet to be done by DxOMark. Chipworks, however, has revealed that Sony is the supplier of the Dual Pixel camera and that the sensor itself may be an IMX260 according to the AIDA64 system information tool.
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is provided by the STMicroelectronics K2G2IS gyroscope while the front-facing camera is a 5 MP Samsung S5K4E6XP with a measured pixel size of 1.34 microns. The U.S. version of the smartphone will also be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 instead of an Exynos SoC.