Galaxy S5’s 16-Megapixel Camera Confirmed By New Test Photo


A sample image taken with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 all but confirms that the new handset will feature a 16-megapixel real-facing camera. The otherwise boring photograph was taken with a “Samsung-SM-G900A,” according to its accompanying EXIF data, and it boasts a 5312×2988 resolution.

We don’t get to see much in the image — it’s just a blurry shot of some keys on a keyboard — but it’s not quite as boring as it seems at first glance. The photo was obviously taken by someone testing the Galaxy S5 ahead of its official unveiling at Mobile World Congress next week, and it confirms Samsung has paid some attention to the handset’s camera capabilities.

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The Galaxy S4 offers a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter, and although it certainly isn’t a bad one, the Galaxy S5’s should be much better still. It’s not quite the 21-megapixel sensor some rumors have been promising, but it’s certainly a nice upgrade.

The handset is also expected to offer a faster processor, a fingerprint sensor built into the home button, and possibly a 2K display — though some reports have suggested its physical design won’t be vasty different to that of its predecessors. According to @Evleaks, the handset used to take this photo is AT&T’s variant.

Samsung has an “Unpacked 5” event scheduled next Monday at MWC, so by this time next week, the Galaxy S5 should be official.