Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t even six months old yet, but that doesn’t stop rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 from surfacing. Android Authority previously reported on the claim that the Galaxy S4 was coming to Mobile World Congress 2013, just three days after the announcement of the iPhone 5. Samsung quickly shot down the idea, but that certainly didn’t stop the rumor mill from turning for very long. Today’s Samsung rumor is all about a 13MP camera module spotted online that is supposedly meant for the Galaxy S4.

The new module is said to shoot images with a resolution of 4208 x 3120, and measures just 8.5 x 8.5 x 5.9mm. This isn’t exactly surprising news, since we’ve heard about a Samsung 13MP camera module in the past. Previously, the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were going to have this same 13MP shooter but the idea was scrapped in favor of an 8MP module, likely to save on costs.

Do we know for certain that this is even meant for the Galaxy S4? Not really. We do know that cameras are becoming a very important part of the smartphone package, so an improved camera from the existing S3 won’t exactly shock us. A 13MP isn’t exactly that amazing or unbelievable either. Heck, the Nokia Pureview 808 Symbian phone even manages a 41MP lens.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Take all rumors with a grain of salt, but a 13MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t sound all that far-fetched. What do you think?

Andrew Grush
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  • Guest

    Next up: Samsung galaxy note 3 rumor: 13 inch “reality” pencil spotted

  • The improvement in Megapixels will not be sufficient to compete with the Nokia and Apple (set aside the purple haze) cameras. At least, not in night shots!

    Nokia really make the game hard in the cameras field…

    I hope that Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola (The four who playing in my Country) come with something really great next year. To at least get closer the Pureview results. I had high hopes on Sony, but the last reviews I saw from the cameras of their latest Smartphones, are not encouraging.

    • I wonder if the Android cameras would take better pictures if all the setting available were used properly (something only a pro-photographer would probably know how to do). Have you actually seen all the settings you have on the Android camera app? Comparing it to what is available on any iPhone is like comparing a point-and-click (iphone) to a SLR grade camera.

      • I only have used the camera App of the Motorola Defy, and camera apps like instagram.

        The Camera App who came in my phone is really limited. The day photos are not bad, but the night photos are really crap in comparison with iPhone 4/4S/5 and the L920 photos.

        I think only the SIII has a similar result, but still worse. But I never used the camera app of ICS or JB…

        The real “Achilles’ heel” of most cameras are photos in low light. In that, the cameras from Apple and Nokia are winning… Still.

  • phoenix19861

    samsung galaxy s4
    – Exynos 5450 2.0 Ghz (28nm)
    – Mali T658
    – LPDDR3 3GB Ram
    – eMMC Pro Classe 1500
    – 16 mp 1080p camera
    – 5″ display ClorOled (358 ppi)
    – battery 3200 mAh