If the rather boring pic above is not a fake, then we might have our first bit of confirmed hardware tech in the Samsung Galaxy S5. The EXIF data for the above leaked pic seems to suggest it came from Samsung's next flagship device. The EXIF data also reveals that the camera will likely be a 21MP beast. This is obviously even more powerful than the rumored 16MP.
The model number for this device is the Samsung SM-G900V, which previous intel suggests is the Verizon version of the SGS5. Here's a quote with some of the details,
What do you guys think? Most savvy camera users know that improved Mega Pixels don't necessarily make a camera superior, but this would be a huge upgrade from the current tech if the rest of the components and software are built to match. Of course, the EXIF data could be fake, so for now it makes for interesting speculation...Through it we find out that it’s the Samsung SM-G900V that took the picture, which according to SamMobile is the Galaxy S5 destined for Verizon. Furthermore, the photo’s original resolution is 5,312×2,988. That amounts to around 16 MP, so you’d say the past rumors have been correct.
But wait. That photo has 16:9 aspect ratio, though photo sensors in phones come with 4:3 aspect ratio. Thus the highest resolution 16:9 shot you can take is actually lower-res than the absolute highest-res photo you can shoot. For a 16:9 shot like this one, the full width of the sensor is used, but not its full height.
If we calculate what a 4:3 sensor’s resolution would have to be in order to output a 16:9 photo with 5,312×2,988 resolution, we arrive at around 21.2 MP. That would be a tad more than even Sony’s current highest-res sensor, the 20.7 MP one employed in the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z1 Compact.