Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 3 photosphere sample unearthed

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?

Thanks, Techkiddy!

source: Picasa via Techkiddy

Related phones

Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That sample aint bad at all. Hope it's real.

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Could be, and it's pretty darn good. Here's the highest res I could find:

2. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Whether it's a prototype or the real thing, that looks really good.

3. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Sure puts the ones I've taken with my Nexus 4 to complete and utter shame :--/

5. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012


10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

N4 has a camera?? I have to open my N4 quickly to find out.

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

4. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 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: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

when will the S4 get photosphere??? cmon samsung im still waiting

13. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Of course it will ! wait for 4.3 update ^_^

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great photosphere sample. I mean just awesome. Is it with OIS?

8. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Photosphere is so hard to use :/

9. DemiImp

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 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: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 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.

14. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012


16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its not S orb SAMMY, its photosphere, if shots like photosphere, its photosphere..why sammy ..

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.