Just when we thought we knew everything there’s to know about the Samsung Galaxy S3, it surprises us with something new.
Repair specialist iFixit has made a curious discovery courtesy of photos of the phone’s innards taken by reverse engineering outfit Chipworks. Apparently it packs a Sony BSI (backside illumination) sensor that’s also on board the iPhone 4S.
“Chipworks has confirmed that the camera has a Sony BSI sensor, and that it’s basically the same unit found in the iPhone 4S,” iFixit said in a blog post.
The camera on the iPhone 4S is arguably its strongest attribute and the envy of rival smartfans. Having a sensor in the same class as the iPhone’s finally gives Fandroids something comparable to crow about.
We tried out the S3 at launch and can say it produce impressive photo quality. But we’ll be comparing the two phones more closely in our imminent review. So stay tuned.
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