Samsung is tipped use the same main camera sensor it has used in the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy S23 and S23+ in the upcoming Galaxy S24/S24+ and the Galaxy S25/S25+. The report comes from Revegnus on X and stands to dispel an earlier report that Samsung will switch to a Sony-made sensor for the Galaxy S25/S25+.
The Galaxy S23 and S23+ adopted the ISOCELL GN3 sensor – a 50MP 1/1.56-inch optical format with 1.0µm pre-binned pixels. The GN3 replaced the GN5 inside the Galaxy S22 series – another 1/1.56-inch imager with 1.0µm pixels with ever so slightly different frame rates at certain resolutions (slower at the full 50MP, faster at the binned 12.5MP).
The 50MP sensor is by no means bad – it’s on the bigger side of the spectrum. Sensor aside, future phones could upgrade both the optics and lenses put in front of the sensor as well as with faster and more sophisticated image processors inside the newer chipsets.
There’s also the benefit of using a part for longer – more consistent image processing and easier production and manufacturing.