Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

January 29, 2014
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    Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of @evleaks and the folks at Sam Mobile.

    Starting off with @evleaks, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera quality, but it does seem to confirm that the device will feature a 16MP camera sensor, as several reports have previously suggested.

    The image was shared from the Flipboard news and social curation app by user @123fliptest about three weeks ago. The EXIF data reveals the resolution of the original file was 5,312 × 2,988 (about 16MP), but given the 16:9 format of the shot, it’s possible that the camera used to take it had a 21MP resolution in the standard 4:3 format.

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    According to the EXIF data, the shot was taken with a SAMSUNG-SM-G900V, which could be Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S5 (see below). That’s presuming the image metadata was not tampered with, which is relatively easy to do. In other words, take it with some salt.

    Moving on to Sam Mobile’s leak, which supposedly comes from a trusted source, the following are the model numbers for all variants of the SM-G900, widely assumed (but not known for sure) to be the Galaxy S5:

    • SM-G9006V_CHN_CHN (China)
    • SM-G9008V_CHN_ZM (China)
    • SM-G9009D_CHN_CTC (China)
    • SM-G900A_NA_ATT (AT&T)
    • SM-G900D_JPN_DCM (Japan)
    • SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
    • SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
    • SM-G900I_SEA_XSA (Asia)
    • SM-G900J_JPN_KDI (Japan)
    • SM-G900K_KOR_KTC (Korea)
    • SM-G900M_LA_VF (Vodafone)
    • SM-G900P_NA_SPR (Sprint)
    • SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
    • SM-G900S_KOR_SKC (Korea)
    • SM-G900T_NA_TMB (T-Mobile)
    • SM-G900V_NA_VZW (Verizon)
    • SM-G900W8_NA_BMC (BMC)

    No surprises here: the Galaxy S5 will come to all major carriers in the US, Japan, Europe, China, and South Korea. These numbers don’t reveal anything by themselves, but they should come in handy in the following weeks, when more details are bound to trickle out as the S5’s launch approaches.

    After what seems to be a false alarm about the Galaxy S5 launching at MWC, out best guess for the release of Samsung’s highly anticipated device is March. This year, Samsung is determined to recapture our attention with a radically different design and a back to basics approach. In other words, the Galaxy S5 should be nothing like its predecessors.

    Comments

    • Johan

      21 MP… I think megapixels are overrated now. The iPhone 5s has 8 megapixels but takes the best pictures. It was rumoured before that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would get a 16 MP camera. 16 is already much, but 21 is too much I think (just like the 40+ in Nokia’s phone is overrated).
      Anyway, I’m looking forward to the release!!

      • cho

        nokia’s 40MP is definitely not overrated. almost every single respectable review websites agree that Nokia 1020′s camera is the best cellphone cam out there. its got a bigger sensor when compared to the iPhone and has optical image stabilization. don’t get me wrong, iphone’s photo quality is pretty good … but not the best.

        • Johan

          I do have to agree with you that it is good, but why 41 (!) megapixels. I think it is a marketing stunt for them. I think the phone’s picture quality would be very good with 20 megapixels less. It just that 41 sounds way too much.

      • John

        Megapixels were always overrated (in terms of how the uninformed public sees them); it’s nothing new. Manufacturers already had the megapixel war in the past. Unless the other aspects of the camera such as shutter speed, aperture, lens quality, sensor quality/size, and data algorithms match the megapixel count, too many megapixels actually degrade picture quality. That said, if all other aspects of the camera agree with the megapixel count, more is better. It all depends on combined factors.

        • David J

          Agree with you on that. Personally I hope they put a bigger sensor and OIS.

      • EKfine

        best pictures? my note 3 disagrees!

      • hoggleboggle

        The iPhone hasn’t had the best phone camera as far back as the iPhone 4. As for resolution I would be happy if they stuck with the current 13mp but added ois, multi – exposure lowlight shot like sony has and the ability to export the shots in a raw format.

      • Memphis May [S]unjay

        The Nokia 1020 and Xperia Z1 take the best pictures.

        • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

          nah, it’s 5s

          • Memphis May [S]unjay

            Nope. Also, Sony makes the 5S’s camera.

            • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

              i didn’t say it was made by Apple.

            • Memphis May [S]unjay

              I know, that’s why I said that it was made by Sony. Also, the Xperia Z1′s camera has a better aperture than the iPhone camera.

            • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

              show me any review which showed Z1 camera > 5S.

    • MasterMuffin

      No OIS because of the “necessary” high megapixel count… They should just put a high quality camera with 13MP and OIS

      • Chris

        It really makes a huge difference. Loving it on my N5.

      • le_lutin

        Gotta say the OIS on the LG G2 is a blessing and a curse. The OIS allows the shutter to stay open nice and long in low light, but if your’re taking pics of people, any slight movement they make ends up as a big blur.
        Trying to take photos of my kids is a nightmare, this is all down to the OIS telling the camera “It’s okay, you can leave the shutter open for ages!”

        • MasterMuffin

          Luckily I don’t have kids :P But seriously that’s true, but luckily there’s the sport mode

      • Nội Thất Kường Thịnh

        They should just put a high quality camera with 13MP and OIS. If you can upgrade the machine to increase the 15Mp good :)
        http://noithatkuongthinh.com/bep-dien-tu-giovani-g-211et-332.html

    • Rammstein

      Tired of this MP race.

      • Jesus

        Do you have an HTC One with 4MP?

    • b00ky

      I get that we are excited about new phones, but it is sad that this is news. Especially this image. I mean no disrespect, but just step back and look at the image and think about it. This is kind of silly.

      • Phil Rigby

        You should go to macrumors.com whenever there’s a hint of a new iPhone. I’ve seen pictures of iPhone body parts with measuring calipers on them to compare it to the previous generation. They have people X-Ray the processors to see how many cores are inside, size of caches etc. We have a long way to go to get to that point :-) (Thankfully)

        • b00ky

          I can only imagine. I guess there are all levels of curiosity out there. I am not trying to take away from that, but it just seems like such trivial news. It’s a new model of an existing line of phones. I can almost guarantee it will have a better camera, processor, screen, etc without even looking at these sort of tidbits.

        • Jayfeather787

          They don’t need to analyze the processor cores. It’s always going to be a dual core.

          • Phil Rigby

            The point I’m making is that the Apple fans go to the nth degree to analyze every aspect of a new phone. Samsung offer a grainy picture from a camera. That’s the difference.

            • Jayfeather787

              I know I was just making a silly comment.

      • A googler

        I recon some dude has taken a picture of his member with the flash close up and is now sitting back pissing himself with laughter

    • tlds

      I’d like one phone that works on all four major carriers in the US.

    • Ben Edwards

      Why would they change the model number so drastically from previous iterations? GT-I9000, GT-I9100, GT-I9300 and GT-I9500 then suddenly SM900x? Seems odd.

      • JJordan

        These are carrier based phones. I sure hope they continue with the GT series.

    • Xavier_NYC

      Uhhh what exactly am I looking at? lol It’s a blurry images that you can’t make out, what’s special about it?

      • A googler

        Lol I thought I was having a brain seizure when I tried to make it out!

    • Mystery Man

      This new website design is almost as bad as the verge -_-

      • trapchan

        true … sole reason I don’t read the verge. maybe I’m just too old for this kind of layout.

        • yeahman45

          yup i agree but i always switch to blog view here.

    • Jayfeather787

      Actually, I took that picture with my potato, but if you say the S5, then ok. My potato is happy.

    • Michael Dennique

      Where is Canada in this list? Either with Bell, Rogers or Telus?
      Galaxy S5:

      SM-G9006V_CHN_CHN (China)
      SM-G9008V_CHN_ZM (China)
      SM-G9009D_CHN_CTC (China)
      SM-G900A_NA_ATT (AT&T)
      SM-G900D_JPN_DCM (Japan)
      SM-G900F_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
      SM-G900H_EUR_XX (Open Europe)
      SM-G900I_SEA_XSA (Asia)
      SM-G900J_JPN_KDI (Japan)
      SM-G900K_KOR_KTC (Korea)
      SM-G900M_LA_VF (Vodafone)
      SM-G900P_NA_SPR (Sprint)
      SM-G900R4_NA_USC (US Cellular)
      SM-G900S_KOR_SKC (Korea)
      SM-G900T_NA_TMB (T-Mobile)
      SM-G900V_NA_VZW (Verizon)
      SM-G900W8_NA_BMC (BMC)

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