A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.
[A Representational Image]A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.REUTERS/Albert Gea

A few months ago, we heard that Samsung might incorporate proprietary BRITECELL sensor with dual photo-diode technology in the upcoming Galaxy S7 series. Now, a new report has emerged which says otherwise.

Technology community blog SamMobile has got hold of a screen-shot of a Samsung device codenamed SM-G93, understood to be the Galaxy S7, which reveals new camera details of the handset.

In the image, we see that Galaxy S7 features 12.3MP primary camera and a 5MP snapper on the front.

Samsung's move might come across as bizarre to many, as questions are being raised as to why the company would reduce the pixel count to 12.3MP in Galaxy S7, considering that 2015 model Galaxy S6 series, which comes with 16MP shooter, is currently the best camera smartphone in the market.

However, decreasing the pixel count in camera doesn't necessarily mean it's a downgrade. High MP number in camera does not guarantee a good quality picture and there are a few other aspects that need to accounted for such as aperture and lens size. Bigger glass lens allows more light absorption thereby enabling top-notch quality images under varying environment condition.

Hence, Galaxy S7 featuring 12.3MP camera will certainly be better than its predecessor.

That said, nothing is set in stone to believe that this SamMobile report is authentic. There is possibility that the device might have been a prototype. Some features may get dropped and replaced by another before the final model gets approved for mass production. Stay tuned for more update.

Other Galaxy S7 features [What we know so far]:

Samsung Galaxy S7, internally known as Project Lucky, is said to flaunt a QHD (2560x1440p) display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory and USC Type-C port.

Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in different screen sizes. The former is said to sport a 5.1-inch display, whereas the latter is expected to feature bigger 5.7/5.5-inch screen.

Both the models are expected to come with two SoC (System on Chip) variants depending on the region of sale. One will house the company's Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU and the other will have Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 series quad-core processor.

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It is also expected to boast of an advanced version of the 3D Touch feature seen in current Apple iPhone 6S series.

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