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Exactly how Samsung plans to match the HTC One’s UltraPixel camera might’ve become a bit clearer today, after details of the Galaxy S5’s snapper leaked online.

According to SamMobile’s insiders, the handset will feature a 16-megapixel camera and not the juicy-sounding 20-megapixel number that some reports claim will be on board.

samsung galaxy s5 mock

But what the Galaxy S5 lacks in megapixels, it seems to have made up for with modes and video smarts.

Alongside 4K UHD video recording at 60fps, the site lists 19 camera features. The pick of which is probably 3D Tour Shot for creating “interactive virtual tours of your surroundings” and the Sports mode that promises “clearer pictures of fast-moving subjects”.

More niche is the Golf mode for snapping your gold swing, which you can then use to analyse your technique and check out just spiffy you look in your argyle print socks and Ronnie Corbett-style Lyle and Scott jumper.

Intriguingly, there’s also mention of an Aqua setting. This is for taking pictures underwater and seemingly corroborates rumours that the S5 will offer the same water-resistant properties as the Galaxy S4 Active.

And in news to please the retro-massive and anyone who craves a bit more stability with their snapping, Samsung is reviving the dedicated camera button too.

samsung galaxy s5 concept

Dubbed Side Touch, this won’t be actual physical button but will take the form of an invisible sensor and will be secreted at the side of the device.

The S5 is set to debut later this month on February 24th at Mobile World Congress, alongside the next version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.


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