Samsung is about to add some interesting changes to the Galaxy S7 camera design. Several reports suggest that the Galaxy S7 camera sensor will be a 12.2MP which is lesser that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 16MP camera sensor. The news disappointed many Samsung fans who feel that the camera on the 2015 Samsung flagships was inarguably one of the best.

Samsung’s JK Shin had promised the best camera in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when the phones were launched at MWC in February, 2015. He said that the cameras in the phones would outperform the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras. He was proved right when the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge camera produced outstanding pictures which were better than the iPhone, reports Forbes.

Reducing the camera sensor in the Galaxy S7 will affect its performance to a great extent. If the sensor is small, it will receive lesser light that will not be able to produce stunning photos. However, there are other things to consider too like the speed of the sensor, focal length of the lens, and so on.

Earlier, Samsung had point to out that it would use ISOCELL technology for its phone camera. The technology helps the camera to use multiple exposures composited to get a wide dynamic range. Therefore, cameras with lower pixels can offer increased sensitivity for brighter pictures even in low-light conditions, reports Apple Insider.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to debut around the time of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and will probably release to consumers in early April. However, there are other indications that the South Korean company could release the phone early.

Last year, the Galaxy Note 5 release date was announced a month earlier to avoid the ruckus surrounding the launch. Hence, an early announcement of the Galaxy S7 would not come as a surprise.