Saturday, February 23, 2013

Galaxy SIV camera samples and AnTuTu score surface

Samsung Galaxy SIII has been enjoying the regalia of being a flagship for quite some time now but recently the rumors of Samsung Galaxy SIV being launched on March 14 in New York have been building up quite heavily. The new king is supposed to sport a 5 inch 1080p screen, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5 SoC and 13MP shooter. While rumor mill is still speculating, there wasn't any alleged proof of 13MP shooter being used in SGS4 as same rumors were present at the time of SGS3 for which Samsung went for a better 8MP module only. But things do not remain as they are always.

Today, a couple of images have leaked on Google+ whose EXIF data list the device as GT-I9500 which is consistent with Samsung's numbering patterns. Both the images have 16:9 aspect ration with 4128 X 2322 (approximately 9.6MP) of resolution which can very easily mean that these shots have been taken from a 13MP(in 4:3 aspect ratio) snapper.

The samples aren't that good but that can be because of bad lighting or pre-release software. Anyways, the picassa information is what makes these pictures really worthy of a look.

As it can be seen, the aperture is f/2.2 instead of the f/2.6, which is used in Samsung Galaxy SIII's camera module. Also, as these leaked alleged SGS4 camera samples report a focal length of 4mm and we assume that its 35 mm equivalent focal length is 28mm then it should have a 7x crop factor which in turn translates to a sensor size of 1/3", which is same as what Sony uses in its 13MP BSI sensor on Sony Xperia Z.

Not only this, a look at the updated AnTuTu score list reveals score of a new device with code name GT-I9500 which is again quite similar to how Samsung names it Galaxy S series devices and also is same as the code name seen in the EXIF data of the two images. Although, the device did not top the charts, its score tile did give us three vital informations about the device - its CPU is clocked at 1800 MHz(1.8 GHz), it sports a 1080p (1920 X 1080) screen and it runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

While these two leaks do look promising and as March 14 is the purported date for the launch, these are also timed quite correctly. But, as always with the leaks, you should keep an open mind and a pinch of salt about this info.


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