New Samsung Galaxy S5 leak points to 16-megapixel camera better than Galaxy S4

A new leak is adding more credence to the idea that Samsung’s Galaxy S5, which is due to launch at MWC next week, will have a 16-megapixel rear camera.

There has been plenty of speculation about this in the past, as we discussed in our recent roundup of S5 rumours.

The latest piece of evidence, spotted by TechRadar, is an image posted by that ever-present source of leaks, @evleaks, of a photo purportedly taken with the S5.

The photo itself is a blurry shot of a keyboard – no marks for composition there – but the interesting bit is the EXIF data which shows that it was taken by a Samsung-SM-G900A – which is thought to be one model of the upcoming Galaxy S5.

@evleaks tweeted that it was a: “Full resolution Galaxy S5 test photo for AT&T @ 5312 x 2988.”

That resolution means that the snapper is a 15.9-megapixel affair, which neatly ties in with all the previous 16-megapixel speculation.

The cameras on previous Galaxy S smartphones have generally been pretty well thought of, so we expect this will be a competitive offering, as it ups the ante from the S4’s 13-megapixel effort. Samsung’s Galaxy Camera also uses a 16-megapixel sensor to good results (although it backs that up with a 21x optical zoom, among other goodies, which you most definitely won’t see on the S5).

We’re expecting some neat extra bits of camera-related software to play with, as well as the improved hardware.