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If This is a Sample Photo from the Samsung Galaxy S III, I’d Be Disappointed

A photo has hit Picasa with some interesting EXIF data. It claims that photo was taken with a Samsung GT-I9300, the model number believed to be reserved for the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S3. The camera is 8.1 megapixels. It’s hard to put a ton of faith into EXIF data so I’m having a hard time getting excited. And if this photo is anything to go by (that’s if it’s real, of course), that is one sorry camera on the Galaxy S III. My original Galaxy S took better indoor photos and I have a hard time imagining that Samsung would regress in this area. Take it for what you will. [Picasa via AllAboutSamsung, cheers Lars!]

[Update]: We’re told this is a test with HDR, so the photographer having shaky hands may explain the blurriness.

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  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    God, I hope not. Maybe it was with another one of the tablets sitting at the bottom of the photo.

    • MarcusDW

      That was my guess.  

  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    Of course, it could be one sorry photographer, too. 

  • Stefan K

    LOL can’t be SGS3 camera… quality is lower then SGS1 :P

    edit: could be front-cam…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    Er, just look at their “whole” Picasa album and Google+ account. That photo is the only thing they have posted…  at all. And the user name? I don’t think anyone who is waiting for the SGS3 has to worry about this photo at all.

  • http://twitter.com/kiriapurv Apurv Kiri

    Check this out, both of the images are taken from my i9000, edited exinfo and first is galaxy s3 and second galaxy s4 !

    • MarcusDW

      Fake!

      • http://twitter.com/Mark_Lunney Mark Lunney

        What gave it away?

        • MarcusDW

          I wasn’t serious.

          • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/fd6cdeba-3264-11e1-bc45-000bcdca4d7a ingua2

            Sure you were.  Quit faking being real.

          • MarcusDW

            Man you so got me.  I really did think he posted a picture from the Galaxy S4…

  • Eldorath

    Dear God… someone tell people to wipe their lenses off when taking photos with their phone. 90% of the time, when you see that kind of blur.. someone either a.) hasn’t wiped off their lens, and it has fingerprints and crap all over it b.) they didn’t take the plastic backing off the phone.

    • ryan rochford

      could def be plastic backing….

  • http://www.techanalyzer.net/ Tristan Thomas

    HTC One X Anybody?

    • MrDSL

      yes i cant wait to carry around a bunch of charging equipment for that awesome One X with a 1800 non removable battery..

      hmmm or maybe ill just get a iphone..yeahhhhh

      • malcmilli

         my stock evo 4g has slightly less battery than that and i can get from 7 am till 8 pm on moderate usage (about 2 hours a video playback on the subway and periodically checking wordsmith).  

        The new processors tegra 3/s4 are supposed to improve battery life.  So hopefully it won’t be a huge concern although i do with they went  2100+ mah on the battery.

        • MrDSL

          I still have my EVO that I bought release day June 4 2010 and yeah if I used it ‘moderatly’ i could maybe get that long but 9 times out of 10 i had an extra charged battery in my back pocket just in case.

          Its one thing to put a 1800 battery thats removable but non removable? thats just crazy!

      • AJA0

        HTC is notorious for their bad battery life.

        Droid Razr Maxx 4 life!

        • wastry

          In 2 mo, Moto will release the Maxx 2 . . . 2 mo after that, it’ll be the Maxx 3.  Enjoy being screwed without lube

  • Torey Crayton
  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

    The context of the photo needs to be taken into account, as well. This definitely looks like a tester’s desk. See the tablet devices in front of the keyboard with the stickers? And all those mobile chargers plugged into the power strip aren’t for nothing.

  • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/fd6cdeba-3264-11e1-bc45-000bcdca4d7a ingua2

    even a great cam can take bad pics.  User or settings error.

  • nwd1911

    Slow day?  We’re all excited to see the phone, but this post seems like a complete waste of everyone’s time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.skinner1 Benjamin Skinner

      I completely agree, while the phone is highly anticipated who cares if this photo is from it or not? I’ve seen some very terrible photos taken with some great cameras. Anyone who hasn’t considered grabbing a tablet yet they take some pretty amazing pictures as well. Take a look at a few of  these reviews  if you are on the fence, they convinced me to get my Asus Transformer and it has all but replaced my phone, other than for taking calls of course. 

    • fred12345

      So nice to not have any iTards trolling around today.  It’s mandatory for them to stand in a line somewhere whenever a new Apple product comes out.

  • surethom

    Thats the Problem with Camera phones, shaky hands, where as on a digital camera the shake would be fixed or less noticeable. 

  • ultimatedroidfanz

    Who cares!!! Bring on quadcore !!!!!! 5.5 inches of screen!

  • Matthew Olivo

    front facing camera anyone?

  • Patrick Washington

    Well for those talking about a non removable battery, that only goes for AT&T version. There has been ZERO confirmation of spec’s for a Sprint version so noone knows where the battery will be removeable or not.

    • wastry

      Sprint won’t get the S3; they spent all their money on the iPhone deal

      • Josh W

        so should i switch carriers based on your “insider knowlege” i bet sprint does get this they do want the latest and greatest and they know that globally samsung is 2nd only to appl unfortunatley but theyve offered the 1st 2 galaxy s devices why stop now

  • http://www.pocketdroid.net/ Florian Mihu

    it might be taken with an SGS III otherwise why would the uploader have it removed from Picasa?

  • InspectorGadget80

    It’s fake people stop believing in these idiots who think they have the SG III just wait for the real one like I’m waiting

  • http://mensahwatts@yahoo.com Mensahwatts

    It, may not have a sd…ithink, that it wont.

  • maximillion82

    Probably fake it’s too easy to create fakes and some fan boys might get a hard one faking these things. Kinda sad but that’s how it is.