The follow-up to Samsung’s huge-selling Galaxy Note 2 will bring a major upgrade in the imaging stakes if a leaked image from Picasa is anything to go by.
Unearthed by a keen-eyed tech blogger in India, the EXIF data of a camera sample from the photo-sharing site, which has since been removed, seemingly confirms that the Samsung SM-N900 - aka Galaxy Note 3 - will pack a 13-megapixel snapper, up from the eight-megapixel number that featured on its predecessor.
The EXIF data also reveals a 2322 x 4128 resolution, which is what a 13-megapixel sensor produces at a 16:9 aspect ratio, as well as an f/2.2 aperture and a 31mm focal length, which is exactly the same as the lens on board the Galaxy S4.
As you can see, the subject of the image is not particularly interesting, but the image itself appears reasonably sharp and of high quality.
Aside from a 13-megapixel camera, the Galaxy Note 3 is also mooted to feature a 5.99-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a two-megapixel front-facing camera capable of making HD video calls.
Samsung is hotly expected to officially unveil the Galaxy Note 3 in September at the IFA expo in Berlin, which has been the debut venue for the past two Galaxy Notes.
There’s a small chance, though, that it might be announced as early as this Thursday at Samsung’s media event in London’s Earl’s Court.
We’ll be on ground to cover developments as they happen, so be sure to watch this space. You can also follow us on Twitter to keep in the loop.