The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is around the corner and as we are getting closer to the Unpacked 5 event where the highly-anticipated smartphone is expected to debut more details about the company’s next-gen flagship are hitting the web. Yesterday we presented you an alleged Galaxy S5 screenshot
which revealed that the device might pack a 5.25-inch 2560 x 1440 display. Today a leaked photo sample hints that the Galaxy S4 successor might arrive with a 16 MP camera.
After the Korean company confirmed that their new 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensors with 1.12 um pixel size will be used for their 2014 high-end devices, it was speculated that the Galaxy S5 will use one of those. It was also rumored that the S5 will arrive with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), but recent reports indicated that Samsung can’t supply enough OIS modules for the S5 therefore, the flagship will not feature such technology.
The alleged Galaxy S5 photo sample leaked courtesy of @evleaks and, according to our favorite leaker, we’re looking at a “test photo for AT&T.” The EXIF data extracted from the photo (see gallery below) indicates that the photo’s resolution is 5318 x 2988 which is exactly 15.9 MP, a number that fits perfectly with the rumors suggesting that the GS5 will have a 16 MP shooter mounted on its back.The EXIF sheet also revealed that the camera sensor has f/2.2 aperture, so we should expect pretty good photos in low-light conditions.
Because the EXIF data can be easily forged, we are advising you to take the rumor with a pinch of salt.
As a refresher, the Galaxy S5 is rumored to pack a 5.25-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, octo-core Exynos 6 / quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP rear-facing camera, and a fingerprint sensor, while running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, customized with a new version of Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz interface.
I was mentioning earlier that the S5 is expected to arrive at Unpacked 5 event. Samsung’s press conference will be held February 24th in Barcelona, meaning that we are less than a week away from the debut of the highly-anticipated smartphone.