How to find out in 5 minutes, what kind of camera module is installed on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Dear friends, today we have received a request with the following content from our subscribers: “What kind of camera module is installed on next smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+?” Well, let’s solve this problem together and find out all the necessary information about the camera, installed on your smartphone.
Guys, grab your smartphones in your hands (if it’s not there yet), find a screwdriver, make some space on your desktop and then start digging in your smartphone by removing the back panel. Hey wait, I’m kidding, there’s no need to do that. In fact, it takes 5 minutes to find out what camera module is installed on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 +. There are at least three verified methods, how to get all the necessary information about your Smartphone’s camera.
1 way – The first way is the easiest and the fastest one. It helps to check very quickly, what camera module is installed on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
My Friends, this method is the easiest and fastest, at the same time it does not require installation of any additional applications on your smartphone. For such verification, you just need to dial next service code in the stock dialer: * #34971539#.
After this simple action, all the service information will be available on the screen of your smartphone, by the way, you can achieve more detailed information using the Engineering Menu here>>>. Please note, for some smartphone models mentioned above service code may not work. This can happen for various reasons:
- your smartphone hasn’t been updated to the latest version;
- applying of unofficial firmware;
- using of abnormal
So, in case if service code didn’t work properly, you can find the information needed on PHONE / CAM FW VER CHECK and Rear Camera blocks, and then search for the line, containing information about Camera module (Load FW Ver), look at the picture above. In this line you will find the code-version of firmware, consisting of 11 symbols. The fifth symbol of this code contains information about the company-manufacturer, for example: A16LSIA00VM – if 5 symbol is «S» – you have a matrix from Sony; A16LLIC08VM – if 5 symbol is «L», you have matrix from Samsung. All ingenious is simple, such a verification won’t take more than 5 minutes.back to menu ↑
2 way – The second option is more proper and regular way to find out what camera module is installed on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Another way to identify the manufacturer of the camera module, installed on your smartphone, is considered more proper. Let’s note, that it allows you to accurately determine the information about its sensor, but don’t mix it up with the whole module or ISP – the internal software. For such verification you will have to install additional apps, like Samsung Info, AIDA64 or other similar one. Although, the second method is considered more correct, it can’t guarantee that received information about the camera module will be 100% accurate. The reason is that such kind of applications obtain information from the data code in the files of system classes and the program code is contained in the core.
That’s why, external applications are useless sometimes, and it doesn’t always provide right information
Is it possible, that external programs could give us false information? That’s correct, if information in the core is not accurate, you will get the same wrong data about your camera module on the screen.
Another thing, using external apps, allowing to determine what camera module is installed by photo, made on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. In this case, the best choice is Exif Reader app, that you can download on Google Play Market without any difficulties. Next, you need to take a new photo or to use an already existing one. Then start the Exif Reader and open any photo, further everything will be done by the program itself.back to menu ↑
3 way – The third way is the most reliable one to find out, what camera module is installed on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
For such kind of verification, you will need not only smartphone, but also a computer. Only using this method, you will get the most accurate and complete information about the camera module, installed on your smartphone. You will be able to determine almost all sensor parameters, including firmware version of the camera, version of the core’s firmware, resolution of the images, data on the manufacturer of the matrix and ISP and even release date of the module and its version.
Sometimes the fastest way is not the most effective one, but a long way can be the most reliable.PC program PUMa can do a good job oт such an assignment. On the analogy of the previous method, you will need to download any photo from your smartphone on a PC, and then you will immediately get all the necessary information about the camera module, installed on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. It’s possible, that this method seems the most difficult for you, but trust me, in this manner you will get the most reliable and complete information about the camera module.
We sincerely hope, that helped you with recognition of your camera module type. Did this post help you? We are waiting for your feedback! Write down the comments below! Stay with us, there are a lot of interesting things ahead.