Samsung’s Galaxy S5 announcement is likely less than a week away, but that hasn’t stopped the last-minute leaks from getting out. The latest comes courtesy of the reliable @evleaks, who points to a photo on Flickr allegedly shot by the GS5. The EXIF data reveals the image was taken by a 16-megapixel camera.
As you can see, in the grand tradition of leaked images, this one is blurry as can be. So even if this was taken by the Galaxy S5, it (hopefully) isn’t an accurate representation of the quality to expect from the phone’s camera. The EXIF data (exchangeable image file), however, shows that the resolution of the photo is 5,312 x 2,988 pixels, which works out to roughly 16 megapixels. And the camera used to take it is listed as a Samsung-SM-G900A, which is similar to a previously leaked model number for the GS5.
The phone has been said to feature a 16-megapixel camera since reports first started to surface last year. Alleged packaging recently appeared that shows a 20-megapixel camera, but given the 13-megapixel sensor on the Galaxy S4, I’m inclined to believe that 16-megapixels seems like a more reasonable increase.