Samsung Galaxy S5 sample photo confirms a 16MP camera

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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

1. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

That's awsm.

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Only I can say is leakers are worst photographer.

28. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this looks like a 2mp camera LOL

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

3. X.E.R.O. unregistered

It's not QHD?

4. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

13. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 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).

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

33. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

34. t3st001

Posts: 9; Member since: May 28, 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.

35. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

38. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

6. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 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

8. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

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

14. iphoneplz

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

27. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

31. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

oops....

37. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

10. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

16. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 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

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

25. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 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

20. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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+.

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