Samsung Galaxy S25, S25+ to Ditch the “Dreadful” ISOCELL GN3 For a Newer Sony Sensor

Samsung is not shying away from upgrading its camera sensors in its upcoming devices. As multiple sources have already pointed out, Samsung seems to believe that higher megapixel counts are the way to go moving forward.

The company introduced its first 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor in the Galaxy S23 Ultra, and now, numerous rumors suggest that the company is developing two 432MP sensors (ISOCELL HW1 and HW2), which could be used in the Galaxy S26 or later models.

Not only that, but the “dreadful” ISOCELL GN3 sensor, used in the Fold 4 and Fold 5 may be replaced by Sony’s sensors (unnamed), according to Revegnus. For a bit of context, the GN3 has been used for three straight years by Samsung in the S22, S22+, S23, S23+, Fold 4 and Fold 5.

On the technical side of things, the ISOCELL GN3 has a 50MP resolution, an f/1.8 aperture, 1.0-micron pixels, supports Dual Pixel PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).

The tipster previously pointed out that the upcoming S24 series will probably also use the ISOCELL GN3 sensor alongside the Fold 6. While Samsung seems to have kept its megapixel game strong in its flagship Ultra line, other phones in the lineup have suffered from mediocrity. This is important since Samsung seems to have become complacent in most areas, namely design and camera.

This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


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