Samsung has always used its ISOCELL sensor for the main camera of the Galaxy S series. But next year it looks like that trend will change.

According to a leak from tipster Tech_Reve, Samsung will reportedly abandon the ISOCELL sensor for the main camera of the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+. Instead, they will use a camera sensor from Sony.

Samsung has increased the capabilities of the Galaxy S22’s main camera from 12 MP to 50 MP using the ISOCELL GN3 sensor. The same sensor is also used in the Galaxy S23, and will be used by the Galaxy S24.

It is not yet known what Sony sensors the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ will use. It is not impossible that the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ will use a camera sensor that is larger than the ISOCELL GN3.

But that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ will use the 1 inch Sony IMX989 sensor. Sony itself has an IMX890/LYT-700 sensor which is similar in size to the ISOCELL GN3.

Information Of  Samsung S25

Tech_Reve does not provide information regarding the Galaxy S25 Ultra’s main camera. Considering that Sony does not offer a 200 MP camera sensor, it is likely that Samsung will still use its own camera sensor for the main camera of the Galaxy S25 Ultra.

In a separate tweet on Twitter/X, Tech_Reve once claimed that Samsung was developing a 1 inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8 µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and crop zoom in the sensor. However, the model number of this camera sensor is not revealed, as quoted from SamMobile (5/12/2023).

Keep in mind that these are just early rumors that have not been confirmed by Samsung. The launch of the Galaxy S25 series is still more than a year away, so there will likely still be many changes.

Samsung itself is preparing to launch the Galaxy S24 series which will reportedly be introduced in mid-January 2024. The specifications of the three cellphones in this line have been leaked, which indicates that the camera capabilities have not changed much compared to the Galaxy S23 series.