How to find out whether your Galaxy S6 comes with a Sony or Samsung camera sensor

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 31 May 2015

Galaxy S6

A teardown had revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge use Sony’s IMX240 camera sensor — the current high-end sensor of choice for Android OEMs. 

However, it was revealed earlier this month that Samsung is shipping certain units of its flagship handset with its own ISOCELL sensor. The sensor performs neck to neck with Sony’s IMX240, though its low-light performance is slightly inferior when compared to the latter.

Since the performance difference between the two sensors are minimal, S6 and S6 edge owners should not really be bothered by which sensor their handset comes with. In case you are still interested in knowing whether your S6/S6 edge uses a Samsung or Sony rear-camera sensor, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the dialler app on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge and key in the following code: *#34971539#.

Galaxy S6 comes with Samsung's own camera sensor

Step 2: From the menu that opens up, tap the ‘ISP VER CHECK’ button. A toast notification will then be displayed on the screen containing the details about the rear and front camera sensors being used on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.

If the rear camera version contains the code “S5K2P2”, then your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge feature an ISOCELL sensor from Samsung.

Which camera sensor does your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge come with? Drop in a comment and let us know!