Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 photosphere sample unearthed
UPDATE: The source Picasa profile is already down.
A photosphere sample, allegedly snapped with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, has been spotted on the Picasa profile belonging to a T-Mobile USA employee, and though it went dark for a few hours, it's visible once again – so do make haste to see the truly high quality sphere before it's taken down.
According to the accompanying (though easily manipulable) EXIF data sheet, the shots were taken with the camera unit of a handset carrying a model number SM-N900T, a device we know to be the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Obviously, do carry in mind that these are unconfirmed at best, and could be using early/prototype software and hardware – so approach this in an appropriately cautious manner. That being said, it's great to see that Samsung will finally support the now vastly improved PhotoSphere mode (Sammy is calling it S Orb) found on devices running stock Android 4.2 and above.
Just a day bars the moment the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will get officially sanctioned to see the light of day, so it's only natural that we see a mounting spree of snippets of information on all things Note 3. We've had a pretty decent idea of what internals to expect from Samsung's next phablet all along, though a key piece to the puzzle had been missing for a while – the actual looks of the device. With that now behind us, we've pretty much exhausted the usual rumor cycle, though it refuses to go without one last scoop, and it appears that the aforementioned 360-degree panoramic snap is it.
So, all bets are in, and there's only one question: how close to the truth will the rumors end up being? Do you expect a surprise out of the blue?
PhotoSphere taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Fullscreen
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PhotoSphere taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
15. _Bone_ (Posts: 1995; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Could be, and it's pretty darn good. Here's the highest res I could find:
2. HouTexan (Posts: 280; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
Whether it's a prototype or the real thing, that looks really good.
3. Chris.P (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Sure puts the ones I've taken with my Nexus 4 to complete and utter shame :--/
10. rd_nest (Posts: 543; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
N4 has a camera??
I have to open my N4 quickly to find out.
11. rd_nest (Posts: 543; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
BTW, fingerprint detection inside GN3:
4. lalalaman (Posts: 218; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I wish note 3 good luck...finally some good feature unlike s4 gimmiks (I never see my sis using airgesture or smart pause, sscroll)
6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 464; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
when will the S4 get photosphere??? cmon samsung im still waiting
13. abdane (Posts: 469; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Of course it will ! wait for 4.3 update ^_^
7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Great photosphere sample. I mean just awesome. Is it with OIS?
9. DemiImp (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
It's not really that hard. Just remember that you need to pivot around the camera. If you just spin around it will have stitching artifacts. If you keep the camera as much in one place as possible, you shouldn't have any problems at all.
12. Chris.P (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Have you tried the new PhotoSphere that came with Android 4.3? It's a different altogether beast -- still not perfect, but a whole lot better.
16. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 673; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
its not S orb SAMMY, its photosphere, if shots like photosphere, its photosphere..why sammy ..