Photo presumably taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 surfaces

Photo presumably taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 surfaces
Okay, we know that the following rumors might sound strange and hard to believe, but the image below, presumably of someone's finger covering the camera's lens, could have been taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5. The mysterious photo has been posted online some 20 days ago via Flipboard, an app that Samsung's recent Android phones come with out of the box, by a user called @123fliptest. Obviously, we're not being treated to a photographic masterpiece, but that's not of any importance right now. What's really interesting is that the image has been taken with a Samsung device model SM-G900-V, according to the embedded EXIF data. Allow us to remind you that the Samsung SM-G900 and its variations are believed to be different versions of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S5, and the G900-V is supposedly the model bound for Verizon. 

Digging further into the photo's EXIF data shows that the original image has a resolution of 5312 by 2988 pixels, which suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could come with a 16MP camera. However, note that the image has been captured at an aspect ratio of 16:9, which might not be the native aspect ratio of the phone's camera sensor. Therefore, assuming that the Galaxy S5 could actually be equipped with a standard 4:3 sensor, then the actual resolution of the phone's camera could be about 21MP. 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to be announced in February or March of this year, and that's when we'll learn whether or not the highly-anticipated device is masked behind the aforementioned model number. If that's the phone you're looking forward to, you might want to check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 rumor round-up.

Related phones

Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



17. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

its a finger!

16. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013


15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not impressed

13. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Whats supposed to be "HOT" about this infomation?? The S5 will actually have a camera and it will be 16 or 20 MP! We would never have thought so!

11. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

WTF!? hahahaha

12. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Is that your professional opinion sir?

9. surethom

Posts: 1780; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

What would be a real winner is if the sensor was Bigger, much Bigger, more megapixels on the same size chip just make a worse picture. native aspect ratio should always be 16:9 as they display on monitors, tablets & TV much better & much smaller black bars.

8. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Since Sony is making cameras for Samsung too, 21mpix is not very unlikely.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But S5 is going to have samsung made sensor....

14. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

You really don't know yet.

4. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

is this a joke? what is this picture?

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

No, it's not a joke. It's a rug.

6. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

No it's a bird! (Where did they see the fingerprint?)

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Either they were high... Or we are looking at it wrong.

18. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

lol.... #neops bro, u keep ur finger on ur camera lens, and click a pic. if u really can see ur fingerprint there, rape me as many times as you

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And, right after sensor density, the next burning question is whether the GS5 camera has OIS?

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

true ois is must have feature now -- thanx to nokia

1. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Ahem... The Monster mouth's Smartphone Killer...

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