Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumor: 13MP camera module spotted

October 3, 2012
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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?

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