Photo hints at 21 megapixel camera for the Samsung Galaxy S5

A photo has emerged online which may have been taken by a Samsung Galaxy S5. The photo’s data reveals that it was taken by a Samsung device with the model number SM-G900-V.

That model number has been associated with the Samsung Galaxy S5 before – namely the model expected to be available via US network Verizon. However, it is the first time we’ve seen concrete evidence a device with that model number exists.

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The image was published to Flipboard by user @123fliptest. Commentators have suggested that the user may in fact be Samsung. They have also posited that the name may hint at deeper Flipboard integration in the Galaxy S5.

Previous rumours have hinted that the Galaxy S5 would come with the new Magazine UI.

However, the agreement between Samsung and Google to bring the version of Android found on Galaxy smartphones back in line with Google’s guidelines could mean that is no longer the case.

The photo’s EXIF data revealed that the photo comes with a resolution of 5312 x 2988 pixels. Depending the sensor Samsung uses in the smartphone, that could result in the Samsung Galaxy S5 coming with a 21 megapixel camera.

In order for the phone to come with a 21 megapixel sensor, it would need to retain the 4:3 sensor used in Samsung’s existing smartphones.

However, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could come with a 16:9 sensor. If true, it would mean that the phone would feature a 16 megapixel sensor.

That makes more sense, especially considering previous reports that the phone would come with a 16 megapixel OIS lens.

It is widely expected that Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress next month.

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