New test camera samples online that are taken with the Samsung Galaxy S IV GT-I9500 are confirming a 13 megapixel module. These pictures are taken on a resolution of 4128 x 2322 which is 9.6 megapixel, however a 13 megapixel will also take the same resolution photo’s. The pictures were leaked on someones Google+ account, the uploader already took the pictures offline. When we read the information at the photo’s we can suggest Samsung is going to use Sony’s camera module which probably is the Sony Exmor RS. This sensor has already been used in Sony’s latest flagship he Xperia Z. Sony is the only popular manufacturer making 1/3″ sensors. Both Samsung and Omnivision have been using the standard 1/3.2″ size for their sensors (which should correspond to a focal length of 3.6mm.) If Samsung is using the Exmor RS, expect some features like HDR Video recording, improved low light image quality and around 10fps burst rate.
Moreover a spokesmen of the Galaxy S IV development said Samsung may come with a new camera feature called Samsung Orb. Thanks to this feature you can make 360-degree panorama mode photos. The Samsung engineer said some words about the camera software of the Galaxy S IV. “an almost three-dimensional viewing experience.“ and “even better than Photo Sphere, courtesy of the S4′s amazing camera.” The new camera functions by Samsung will have easy share buttons to share on Facebook or Twitter.
Some funny detail, we again see some leaked photo’s with the model number GT-I9500 where all the benchmark websites use the model number GT-I9505.