Updated 03:50 PM EST, Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date & Rumors: Flagship Phone to Copy Xperia Z5's Best Feature?

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Samsung might be pondering on taking a page from Sony's book as rumors reveal that the Korean company would be taking its competitor's best feature and incorporate it in the new Galaxy S7.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has yet to get an official release date and specs but the rumor mill seem to be getting ahead of it.

In fact, a report from Phone Arena that cites reports posted over Weibo revealed that the Korean company is "so impressed" with one particular feature in the Sony Xperia Z5 that they are thinking of using it in their new flagship phone.

According to the outlet, the Galaxy S7 would be hosting Xperia's new IMX300 sensor together with its own 20-megapixel ISOCELL camera.

"Sony's new IMX300 sensor, however, has apparently impressed Samsung so much, that the company wants to have it in the Galaxy S7, concurrently with the ISOCELL piece," the report explained.

The Galaxy S7 is supposed to be an upgrade of the current Galaxy S6 which currently has a 16MP camera which makes the company feel obliged to make every improvement of each feature count.

Thus, it goes without saying that the Samsung would choose only the best for their upcoming new device which, in this case, happens to be a part manufactured by a competitor.

The IMX300 sensor is currently installed in the Xperia Z5 trio which DxOMark dubbed as "the best camera in a leading smartphone" to date.

However, instead of scrapping their own ISOCELL to make way for the Sony sensor, the Korean mobile manufacturer seemed to be looking into using both at the same time.

It is still unclear as to how the Korean company would be doing a task that has never been heard of but Tech Radar has some theories about it.

According to the outlet, the two sensors may be incorporated into the Galaxy S7 by using it in different regions of the device like in the front and rear camera.

It is also possible that Samsung would instead make variants of the flagship device similar to what it did with smartphone processors in their previous handsets.

Meanwhile, Sony reportedly wants to keep the powerful sensor exclusive for their devices but Tech Radar believes that the company would be able to see Samsung's sales and change its mind since having their patented feature in a wide-selling handset would most likely be beneficial Sony's camera business.

Do you think Sony share their camera sensor? Let us know via the comments section below.

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