Sony being a dominant force in the mobile industry is a novel idea, after-all the company’s Xperia division suffers low sales and the division does not make money. However, the Japanese giant is a dominant force, accounting for a market majority in the image sensor industry. With Sony lenses in many rival brands, the company is growing again after years of financial worry.
Samsung is one company who has largely steered clear of Sony’s components, but with the Galaxy S7 that could change. It has already been reported that Samsung will use its own ISOCELL sensor in its upcoming flagship, but apparently the company has been impressed by Sony’s IMX300 and is willing to adopt that lens too.
Samsung will likely mix and match, have two different Galaxy S7 variants. That is something the company has done with processors before, but never with camera sensors. The other alternative if Sony’s Exmor sensor is on board is that Samsung retains its ISOCELL technology for another device.