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Galaxy S5 sample shot confirms 16-megapixel camera, at least on some models

2 months ago 7

Most of the recent smartphone leaks have starred the HTC M8, but today Samsung’s future flagship is getting a bit of attention as well. The latest leak is a sample shot from the S5′s camera. And while the image itself is no good — it’s typical for sample shots to be utter garbage — it is at its full resolution of 5312×2988, which suggests that the device will come with a 16-megapixel camera.

Galaxy S5 camera sample

However, we don’t know which models will feature this 16MP camera module. If you remember, there have been a couple of rumored versions of the Galaxy S5: one premium model and a standard model. It’s unclear if only the premium model will sport this high-resolution camera or if they both will.

Today’s leak goes to show that Samsung is pushing for high camera resolution, while other manufacturers focus on features like optical image stabilization and lower resolutions for better low-light performance. Samsung’s focus is paying off, though, because its cameras are pretty fantastic. Are you excited for a 16MP camera sensor in your smartphone? Or will you just go for the Sony Xperia Z1s and its 20.7MP sensor? Leave a comment!