We have heard a fair bit about the yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy S5 to know that this upcoming flagship smartphone from the South Korean manufacturer is going to pack some serious firepower in its hardware – apart from the very real possibility of it featuring a 16MP camera at the back, at least according to previous leaked photo samples. Well, it seems that the ante is about to increase even further (Nokia Lumia owners, are you quaking in your boots yet?), as another sample image has surfaced, allegedly snapped by the Samsung Galaxy S5 or a variant, which does point to a 21MP camera in action instead.
While the image itself does not seem to amount to much, the accompanying EXIF data points to an original resolution of 5,312×2,988 pixels, which has a 16:9 aspect ratio – which would end up with a 21MP camera instead. Just how does one arrive at this particular conclusion? Well, photo sensors in smartphones feature a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means the highest resolution 16:9 photo that one can capture in reality is of lower resolution compared to the highest resolution photo one is able to take. A 16:9 shot like the one which was leaked would use the full width of the sensor only, but not the entire height. When you extrapolate that figure, it would result in a 5,312×2,988 resolution.
Do bear in mind that it is a snap to fake EXIF data, so do take this with a grain of salt.