Jan 29, 2014 03:26 PM EST
The anticipated March or April release date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is still months away, but we might have our first look at what its camera can do thanks to the ever vigilant @evleaks. The prolific leaker of all things smartphone recently posted what may be the first sample photo taken with the Galaxy S5 camera. While the image itself doesn’t offer up too much in the way of details, the image’s metadata is a different story.
According to Android Authority, the EXIF data for the original image reveals a resolution of 5,312 x 2,988, which translates to about 16 megapixels. Given the 16:9 aspect ratio of the image posted to Twitter, the publication also speculates that the original photograph may have been taken using a 21-megapixel camera in 4:3 format. Android Authority also suggests that it’s fairly easy to alter metadata, so the whole thing may just be a hoax.
The image metadata also reveals that the camera used to snap the photo had a model number of SAMSUNG SM-G900V, which brings us to our next Galaxy S5 rumor. According to Sam Mobile, the model numbers for all Samsung Galaxy S5 variants have been leaked. The model numbers are listed below and confirm that Samsung intends to release the Galaxy S5 on most of the world’s major telecoms, which should come as no surprise.
SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
SM-G900K_KOR_KTC (Korea) SM-G900L_KOR_LGC (Korea)
SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
Additionally, the model numbers confirm a rumor previously speculated by Sam Mobile that Samsung is using different numbering conventions for its devices, beginning with the S5. It’s still unclear what consumers should expect from the Galaxy S5, but it’s beginning to look more and more likely that the phone will be a radical departure from its predecessors.
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