Introduction

Unknown to the average user there are many different variants of the Galaxy S7. This guide outlines how to identify which rear camera you need in order to fix your Galaxy S7. If you replace the camera in your Galaxy S7 with the wrong type, you will get the "Camera Failed" message.

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Pictured left is a Samsung ISOCELL S5K2L1 Pictured right is a Sony IMX260
  • Pictured left is a Samsung ISOCELL S5K2L1

  • Pictured right is a Sony IMX260

  • Currently different variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 ship with different versions of the camera

  • These cameras are NOT interchangeable. A Samsung camera must be replaced with a Samsung camera and vice versa

  • Your handset will give the "Camera Failed" message if you replace the camera with the wrong type

My question is if the ISOCELL S5K2L1 is compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S6, whose Camera ID is S5K2P2. I am asking this because I have a cracked Camera Lens and I intend to replace it with a new one, but since I am going to have to remove the back cover, it shouldn't be much of an issue replacing the rear camera as well. Is this possible?

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This camera is identified by the lack of manufacturer identifiers It has a green colored flex cable near the connector
  • This camera is identified by the lack of manufacturer identifiers

  • It has a green colored flex cable near the connector

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This camera is identified by the "Sony" stamp on the flex cable This camera has a blue colored flex cable near the connector
  • This camera is identified by the "Sony" stamp on the flex cable

  • This camera has a blue colored flex cable near the connector

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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