The Galaxy S5 may or may not be coming to Samsung's Unpacked event in Barcelona, but reliable leak source SamMobile thinks it is. The specialist site is reporting a series of leaks for the camera in Samsung's next flagship, starting with its sensor, a new 16-megapixel module. That would give the S5 more photo fidelity than the current Galaxy S4 and Note 3, but still it would still lag behind Sony's best-in-class 20.7MP sensor.


Even more interesting: SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S5 will use a dedicated shutter button, a rare sight on modern smartphones (unless you count Sony's hardware and Samsung's own Galaxy S4 Zoom). Apparently it will be a nearly invisible "side touch" button, which is described like a capacitive button (like Samsung's standard Back and Menu keys) which is only enabled when the camera is in a landscape shooting position. The reported sensor would be able to shoot 4K video resolution at 30 frames per second and standard 1080P HD videos at a full 60 frames per second, with manual ISO ratings ranging from 100 to 800.

The camera software will reportedly feature more than two dozen shooting modes, ranging from the typical Sports and Night modes to more esoteric functions like Golf and Drama. Specialty modes include a selfie-friendly Auto Portrait (rear camera), Dual Camera (recording photo and video with both cameras simultaneously, for some reason), Focus Effect (fake depth of field), and Sound & Shot (take a photo with a few seconds of audio). These seem a little out there, but if anyone would throw them in with standard camera modes, Samsung might. A standard collection of filters will be pre-loaded, with even more filters for the default camera/gallery app available for download.

None of this information has been verified, but it seems like a logical progression for the Galaxy S5. We'll see if it's right - or not - on Monday, February 24th.

Source: SamMobile

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

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    • Javis

      We samsung brainless fans said YES to LAG and STUTTER

      • No thank you.

        You're a clueless idiot. Fuck off k?

        • Guest

          u like lag? android is ur choice!

          • Faslane

            My note 3 runs circles over anything else you clueless dink.NO lag whatsoever noob

          • MystiFay

            U have too much money and no brain? Apple ist ur choice!

  • Guest

    Galaxy S5

    • Javis

      2014 already, we don't need cheap plastic toy from Samsung

      • Hector

        Enjoying the liberty of your parent's letting you use the internet? I guess they didn't buy you the new phone you wanted. Mad teenager is mad!

    • Javis

      we android dumb fans said YES to lag and bug. we also ask
      samsung to increase up to 1024 cores to secure the lag fix in the next android
      5.0. :(

    • Javis
    • Guest

      how to reduce lag in 3 steps:

      1. use nova launcher for light cpu usage

      2. reboot ur lagdroid in every 10 minutes

      3. last but the only choice :( factory reset if necessary.

  • n0th1ng_r3al

    "only enabled when the camera is in a landscape shooting position." So no more iPhone style vertical videos!

    • http://thegumshoe.com/ Michael Crider

      I do love that idea.

    • Javis

      Htc said to samsung: "cheap plastic is not fantastic my firend" :)

      • Hans Pedersen

        And no one cared.

    • Guest

      yeah, in 2020, u'll enjoy 1024 cores for lag fighting as
      well, but don't be upset, samsung will increase more core in 2021 or later.

      • n0th1ng_r3al


    • Ivaylo Stoyanov

      The reasoning behind that decision is that users will be unintentionally touching the shutter button while holding the phone vertically.

      • Intruder7s

        Well root will help utilize it in a better way. Like fps games or something else :D

  • Brian S

    #1 on my wishlist since forever is a better low-light sensor for the camera

    • Javis

      android has malwarezzz and lagzzzzzz. sold mine alrady coz
      it suckzzzzzz

      • Hi

        On which device did you experience lag, just so you know a free app from the play Store will protect you from malware, and you have to be an idiot to get malware anyway. Also, every phone I have owned experienced lag after about two years(2 Iphones and 3 androids).

    • Javis

      I'm just curious! why does my samsung s4 with professional 8
      cores forced closed even when i opened facebook app? :(

  • danishdhanshe

    How did android bashing spam bots come on this site!
    AP please fix it!

    • Tuấn Ankh

      This happened to Android Authority about 2 weeks ago or so. LoL, it was so darn annoying. xD

      • danishdhanshe

        This happens almost everyday on gsmarena!

        • Tuấn Ankh

          For real? I thought about participating on that page, but now I guess I'll pass. I go there for specs sheets and battery life test a lot of time though.

          • danishdhanshe

            That site is pretty good and since such weird spams get deleted within 15 mins, I don't mind!

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Ok, that sounds better. xD

    • Guest

      No one is gonna spam here if shamesung didn't cheat us with its cheap plastic!

      • RTWright

        Get over it already! Plastic / Metal it doesn't f'n matter as long as the device is built well. Quit being a shameful slave to cosmetics!

        • Tuấn Ankh

          he just needs something to bark about. It doesn't matter what material it is. He's probably mad because I stole his land and he has to live under a bridge now. xD

        • silaslenz

          You are correct, plastic or metal doesn't really matter. However, Samsung has been using shiny glossy plastic that doesn't feel good in the hand. I have no problem with the plastic on the Nexus 5 or even the old HTC One X (even if that phone was bad in some other ways), but the plastic on the S III, and S4, no thanks.

      • danishdhanshe

        Tell that to apple/nokia

      • Razo_E

        I don't know about you but I'd rather have a plastic Chevrolet Corvette, than a metal Honda Civic.

      • Plow Rox

        Who cares! your gonna buy an over priced CASE to put it in! SHEESH!

    • Guest
      • n0th1ng_r3al

        This video is private. FAIL!

        • Tuấn Ankh

          he probably saved the link over a year ago and never even played it back. xD

      • PhilNelwyn

        Apparently, your brain's what lags the most...

  • whiteyonenh

    So... capacitive button... means no two-stage shutter button... thanks samsung. Truth is, if it's a capacitive button for the shutter, it's pretty much pointless.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Agree. I thought about using this button for selfie on a big phone because reaching the thumb to the camera button on screen is quite uncomfortable, but then I realized the volume button already served that purpose.
      I gotta wait and see what Samsung offers though.

      • Guest

        fuck u vietnamese dog! u stole my land!

        • Tuấn Ankh

          haha, keep barking, you idiot. :)

          • Guest

            indeed, i wish china will fuck u off soon. haha! u robber dog, u don't have land, u r rebel from china!

          • Tuấn Ankh

            You mad bro? :]]
            Which land did I steal from you anyway? Judging your level of intelligence, you don't even have any land to start with. ;)

          • Guest

            hahaha! maybe stealing our land is not enough, now u communist viet dogs r in our country and ur jobs r beggars and whores. shameful!

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Communist? Sorry, idiot, but you're mistaken. I ain't part of those communists, lol.

          • Guest

            hahaha, ur country vietnam is communist. Give koh trol back to us! fuck ho chi minh!

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Well, you are so stupid you can't even analyze. I ain't a communist. I ain't even have anything to do with the Vietnamese government. Still, you've reached one of the lowest levels of stupidity when deciding to bring up communism, politics, and the tension between 2 countries on Android Police. What is the other country you are talking about anyway? xD

            I'll laugh at your stupidity while it lasts. All these comments will probably get deleted soon anyway.

          • Guest

            Give us back our land, or i will fuck ur Ho Chi Minh!!!

          • danishdhanshe

            If you both are friends then tell him to stfu and leave AP!
            If he's saying that because of some political issue then ignore this comment

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Yeah I just realized it got way overboard.
            I don't know that guy though. He can't even read. -_-

    • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

      The two-stage shutter is why I loved my Evo 3D.

    • Matthew Fry

      Why couldn't they do first stage: touch, second stage: release? I know it doesn't have 'the feel' but it would still work.

  • No thank you.

    Awesome!! Now oriole will be forced to shoot pics and video is LANDSCAPE mode how you're supposed to. Thank God!

  • Ray Sunghwa Woo

    Please, Capacitive home button >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> physical camera button. I don't care Samsung decides to put button for camera or volume or power button or whatever but please no more physical home button.

    • MystiFay

      Many samsung users (like me) actually enjoy the physical home button -_-

  • TheUndertaker21

    Aqua Mode!!! this means S5 is waterproof! hopefully

  • Guest221

    "...Sony's best in class 20.7mp sensor". You guys do know the Lumia 1020 has a 41mp camera? Or are we just ignoring all smartphones that aren't Android?

  • hyperbolic

    We can all just hope that Samsung will respect their latest agreement with Google regarding the Samsung Bloatware.
    This is the main reason I moved to Nexus..