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Samsung Galaxy S5 sample photo confirms a 16MP camera

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Samsung Galaxy S5 sample photo confirms a 16MP camera
The back-and-forth with Samsung Galaxy S5-related leaks has been going on for a while, but now that we're at the final stretch, hushed voices are joining into a chorus. For starters, no 20-megapixel sensor. This has been one of the more agreed-upon points with the upcoming Samsung juggernaut, and it does seem that we now have yet another confirmation that the unit will tout 16 million pixels.

A "test photo for AT&T" from the Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900A), courtesy of @evleaks, exposes some details around the sensor thanks to the attached Exif sheet. The full resolution shot is 5318x2988 pixels, which neatly adds up to exactly 15.9MP, a number that fits perfectly with the unconfirmed information provided in a separate leak from a while ago. We also now know that the camera on Sammy's new flagship will sport an f/2.2 aperture, which is one variable that helps with nighttime shots. 

With the MWC just around the corner, it won't be long until we know for sure whether these are, indeed, accurate. 


source: @evleaks

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posted on 18 Feb 2014, 02:58

1. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


That's awsm.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:02 10

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Only I can say is leakers are worst photographer.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:40 2

28. LiyanaBG (Posts: 346; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


this looks like a 2mp camera LOL

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:00 1

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


But it can't be S5 as the resolution is 1080p and the ram is just 2 gigs.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:45

23. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It might be a variant of the S5 (like the active) which can have a slightly different spec than the primary S5.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:08

3. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


It's not QHD?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:17 2

4. bodzio1809 (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I hope that Samsung will make 2 versions with the same price. One with "just" fullHD screen, 2GB ram and premium build and second for number lovers with QHD screen, 3GB ram and plastic build.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:02 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Why would they dress the better phone in the cheaper cloth?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:18 2

13. bodzio1809 (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Because some people preffer quality over quantity. I want premium build without QHD screen. It's just a gimmick for me in screen less that ~8'. I preffer better battery life, when I won't see any difference(or a little) in screen sharpness. Also brightness and overfall quality of display is more important for me(when the resolution is big enough, for me 300ppi is ok).
By increasing resolution you are loosing battery life and performance. Just look at Sony Z1 and Z1 Compact battery life(of course screen size matters too).

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:58 2

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Full of misconceptions. Better HW provides better quality user experience, more pixels provide more quality reading, and 3000mAh on AMOLED provides better battery life than the IPS or TFT screen on a Sony device can, see the much bigger Note 3 for reference. Of course, build material is also part of the hardware quality, so the high-end Samsung phone should use premium materials, we agree on that. But some of you think a fragile metal frame covers 100% of quality, cause you are brainwashed by a certain company.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 11:46 1

33. bodzio1809 (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Better optimalization you mean? HW is important too of course, but it gives you nothing with bad optimalization. Currently I got SGS3 and it's optimized bad. Also I don't like build quality. It feels like cheap toy. I don't need metal, but i like how HTC ONE looks. There are plenty of materials that look and feel better than Samsung plastic.
So you need more than 500ppi to see text perfectly clear? On my SGS3 I can see slightly curved edges of fonts in zoomed text, but I need to look very close. So when QHD screen will go out you will try to find pixels or curved text with loupe? Even fullHD is more than enough. Don't forget about battery life. So what you like better battery life or more pixels when you won't notice difference in screen without loupe? You can increase quality of display without increasing resolution.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 13:00 1

34. t3st001 (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 May 2012)


this statement is literally so stupid that i have to log in and post about it.
premium build for the lower specs & cheap plastic for the premium one doesn't make sense.
your lack of logic disturb me.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 13:14

35. bodzio1809 (Posts: 68; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


To keep the same price with both models. You didn't get the point. Also I want premium build without QHD screen which is just a gimmick in my opinion.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 22:41

38. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2355; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You said exactly what I was thinking. It would never happen.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:17 2

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sammy out of all manufacturers is not putting beastly specs, I thought it would have had a QHD, 3-4 gb ram, and snapdragon 805. Weird......much.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:51

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2355; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It more than likely will have a QHD screen & 3GB of RAM is a definite. The 805, however, is not available yet.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 11:21

30. Taters (Posts: 3261; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yup if they don't go balls to the wall like they have always done then it's a mistake and they lost a bit of my respect. They shouldn't cater to other manufacturers that settle.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:47 3

6. afegit (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Wow, the camera of the next big phone of the year is going to be amazing. 16MP, and then we have HTC with its 5mp "ultracrapixel". The winner is obvious

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:00 3

8. Hyperreal (Posts: 130; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


And you judge it by mpx? What a samboy. Recent blind test showed that htc one got more votes than galaxy s4 lol.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:37

14. iphoneplz (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


yeah but htc is still nothing compared to Samsung or apple, i think htc is gonna be the new blackberry

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:23

27. newbey123 (Posts: 434; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


I know! I love how people say oh it has more pixels so its better. Like you stated, the HTC beat sammy in a blind test, lol. Fanboys will ignore obvious results everytime,lol.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 11:42 3

31. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 321; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


The people who visit phonearena voted s4 is better than htc one in blind camera comparison.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/6-way-blind-camera-comparison-the-results_id41342
If you have a more up to date comparison please post link.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 11:46

32. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


oops....

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 15:14 1

37. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 321; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Actually i just found the more recent blind comparison, htc came in dead last.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Lumia-1020-beats-the-iPhone-5s-and-Galaxy-S4-by-a-mile-in-our-blind-camera-comparison_id48050

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:02 2

10. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The obvious winner is the HTC one 2, FYI it's a dual 5 mp lenses, u along side with the lack of knowledge general public would think that the more numbers the better. Your wrong the 4UP camera gave excellent images and videos but the lack of resolution put it down. So don't talk crap before the product actually arrives cause that dual stuff sounds promising.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:49

16. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


My mom owns htc one and I play with it quite often.

Honestly, what make the 4MP camera bad is not just the resolution but the post processing also does. Images from HTC one show a lot of noise (especially in an indoor situation) and its sharpening filter makes the noise even uglier, inconsisent colour rendering (sometimes the colours are accurate, sometimes it is pinkish, greenish, and yellowish), and exposure is also inconsistent sometimes it overexposes and sometimes underexposes.

HTC one's 4MP camera's strength lies in low light shots only, but the more light gets the scene, the faster it loses its advantage.

Sorry, but to be fair HTC one's camera really is lagging behind the competition

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:38 1

18. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You judge the phone's camera picture quality by it's megapixel? Wow, what a Samboy.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:37

25. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


First of all, i'm a sony fanboy.

what make great image quality are:
1. sensor size
2. great optics
3. post processing
4. pixel count

as i said before, what make htc one's 4mp image quality is a letdown is not only pixel count but post processing as well

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 15:08

36. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 321; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Htc one came dead last in blind comparisons in oct 2013 and last in camera shootout feb 2014.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Lumia-1020-beats-the-iPhone-5s-and-Galaxy-S4-by-a-mile-in-our-blind-camera-comparison_id48050

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-Sony-Xperia-Z1-Compact-vs-Xperia-Z1-LG-G2-iPhone-5s-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-HTC-One_id3561

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:51

20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 460; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I can show you iphone 5S with 8mp that trashes some 13mp phones. Its all about sensor, optics, software optimization. Pixels means nothing unless you want that lossless zoom that Nokia has with its 20mp+.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 03:53 1

7. shimshim (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


that's a 16 MP? can't read a letter!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:41

15. Chris.P (Posts: 292; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Large photo. Zoom in.

;)

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:01

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm calling a Sony Exmor sensor here, ISOCELL (a fresh tech that may not be ready for mass production) supposed to allow faster lenses, but EXIF still shows f/2.2 with a focal length of 4.6mm, very last year-like. It's okay though, the trustworthy Galaxies, Gs and iPhones use Exmor tech.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 04:08 7

12. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


still can't beat last year sony flagship camera

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:41 1

19. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hell yea.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:44

22. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I know it's a blurry picture but I'm happy for samsung. I think Nokia has the best camera phone but I'm happy with what Samsung is doing so keep it up Korea ^.^

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:42

26. LoveHater (Posts: 156; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


And don't forget the new set of LED flash revealed by Samsung just today,,165 lux at 1A

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:10

29. kelpa32 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


OIS? Nokia Lumia have them for ages.

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