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Photo claiming to have been taken from the Samsung Galaxy S4 shows up online

Surfacing on Picasa, a rather ordinary looking photo, claiming to have been taken from the Samsung Galaxy S4, has been posted. A device with the model number SGH-N045 is said to have been used to snap the shot. This model number is said to be none other than Samsung’s upcoming flagship.GalaxyS4-Leak-03-580-90

Softpedia spotted the report from Japanese mobile phone blog, Blog of Mobile. Softpedia reports, “Dubbed Galaxy S IV, the smartphone is reportedly set to land on shelves with better hardware than the Galaxy S III, and said photo appears to confirm this as well.

“The image, reportedly shot with Galaxy S IV SC-04E for Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, shows that the upcoming smartphone could sport a 10-megapixel camera on the back, if not a higher resolution one.

“Said photo is around 9.6 million pixels (4128 x 2322) in size, but this might not be the top resolution at which the device can shoot.

“Furthermore, the EXIF data attached to the photo shows that the device is running firmware JOP40D, which is said to be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based.

“According to a recent post on Blog of Mobile, there is a great chance that the smartphone will indeed arrive on shelves at NTT DoCoMo as Samsung’s next flagship device, since the model number fits this wireless carrier’s usual numbering and naming scheme.”

Do we believe this is a photo taken from the Galaxy S4? Given the information provided, it could be genuine. We just wish a more impressive shot was taken, instead of merely showing us a photo of the floor, a filing cabinet, and a leg of a table. However, since Samsung has neither confirmed nor has it denied the report, treat it as another rumour for now.

Was the Samsung Galaxy S4 used to take this photo? Let us know what you think through a comment below.