Samsung Galaxy S25, Galaxy S25+ Could Come With Sony Sensors, Claims New Leak

A tipster has hinted at the camera specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S25 series smartphones, which will launch in 2025

Highlights
  • Samsung is tipped to undergo significant hardware changes with S25 series smartphones.
  • Samsung might shift to Sony sensors for the S25 and S25+ smartphones.
  • The Galaxy S25 series smartphones are also tipped to equip multiple improvements.
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Samsung is yet to launch the Samsung Galaxy S24 series smartphones. The upcoming series includes Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra smartphones. The forthcoming smartphones are tipped to debut on January 17 which is a month earlier in comparison to the schedule of regular Galaxy Unpacked events. But a new leak has revealed the camera specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S25 series, which will make an appearance in 2025 smartphones.

The report indicates that Samsung will improve the camera specifications of the upcoming Galaxy S25 series smartphones. The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series is not bringing any significant changes in the optics department. A leak revealed that Samsung might ditch the 10MP telephoto sensor with 10x optical zoom to make way for a larger 50MP telephoto sensor with 5x optical zoom. Many prospective customers are unhappy with Samsung’s decision to ditch the 10x telephoto sensor.

Revegnus Aka @Tech_Reve on X (formerly Twitter) has revealed that Samsung will not use the 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN3 sensor with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ smartphones. The tipster is accurate regarding the leaks with respect to Samsung smartphones. Samsung debuted the ISOCELL GN3 sensor with the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ smartphones.

The South Korean giant will also equip the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ smartphones with the same ISOCELL GN3 sensor. The ISOCELL GN3 sensor is a slightly modified version of the ISOCELL GN5 sensor, which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ smartphones.

Revegnus divulges through his new post that Samsung will equip the upcoming Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ smartphones with Sony sensors. The tipster doesn’t reveal the exact Sony sensor that the South Korean giant will equip the forthcoming Galaxy S25 series. Samsung might equip the upcoming smartphones with Sony IMX 890 or LYT-700 sensors.

A separate post from the tipster divulges that Samsung is working on a 1-inch sensor. The sensor is likely to debut with the Galaxy S25 Ultra smartphone and is expected to offer significant upgrades over its predecessors. Samsung will equip the device with a 200MP sensor with a sensor size of 1 inch, a pixel pitch of 0.8μm, and a Horizontal and Vertical Dual Pixel Autofocus (H/V DPAF).

The sensor will also incorporate 4x in-sensor zooming, which is a significant upgrade over the existing sensors. The inclusion of better sensors won’t provide better output unless the software is tuned appropriately.

Samsung is also tipped to equip the S25 series smartphones with an M13-based display instead of the display based on the M11. The vanilla S25 series might pack Exynos 2500 based on Samsung’s 3nm process for specific markets. Let’s glance at the specifications of the upcoming Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S24 / Galaxy S24+ Expected Specifications

  • Display: 6.17-inch / 6.7-inch AMOLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Made for Galaxy, Exynos 2400 SoC (in selected markets)
  • Rear Cameras: 50 MP primary, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom
  • Front Camera: 12MP sensor
  • Battery: 4700mAh (Galaxy S23), 4900mAh (Galaxy S23+) 45W wired charging, support for wireless charging