Important new hardware details have emerged about Google’s next-generation Pixel devices, including the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and upcoming tablet devices.
according to leakCourtesy of Android developer and leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will both use Samsung’s 11-megapixel Isocell 3J1 sensor in their front-facing ‘selfie’ cameras. The Isocell 3J1 supports Samsung’s ‘Smart WDR’ feature for better dynamic range, along with dual-pixel autofocus for better focusing and face-authentication performance.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones will have updated cameras.
© 2022 Bloomberg Finance LP more from forbes
This configuration marks a radical departure from the equivalent Pixel 6 model, where the Pro model comes with the same 11-megapixel sensor, but the ‘non-Pro’ version has to make do with the lower-resolution 8-megapixel version, which Delivers low image quality and completely missing 4K selfie videos.
According to the same leak, both the Pixel 7 models are expected to retain the same rear camera sensor as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – Samsung’s 50-megapixel Isocell GN1 for the main lens, paired with a Sony IMX381 for the ultrawide lens Is. The one exception is that the telephoto sensor on the Pixel 7 Pro has been changed to a Sony IMX586 instead of the similar-spec Isocell GM1 found in the current Pixel 6 Pro.
Codenamed ‘Lynx – L10’ in reference to an unidentified Google device discovered by Wojciechowski, which again has the 50-megapixel Isocell GN1, but this time paired with a new 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 as seen on ZTE’s recent Found in Axon launched in 40 Ultra. The Lynx L10 reportedly uses the as-yet-announced Sony IMX712 sensor in its front-facing camera. This indicates that Google is finally developing a device that combines state-of-the-art camera hardware with its already excellent image processing software. Whether it ever appears as a commercial product remains to be seen.
Lastly, Google’s code also reveals a new Pixel tablet T6 with two 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 sensors and a new ‘P7’ device that is expected to be a foldable smartphone with 11-megapixel Sony IMX363 and 8-megapixel Featuring a 50-megapixel Isocell GN1 with IMX363. Megapixel IMX355.
As is often the case with such leaks, these undeclared details have been gathered from text found in Google’s own newly released code. What’s different this time is that relevant information has been intentionally obscured to make it harder for leakers like Wojciechowski to discover unpublished specifications. This strongly suggests that Google intended to keep this information secret for some time.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are expected to launch in October this year.
Follow @paul_monckton on Instagram
Over Forbes Google Finally Adds Long-awaited Google Photos Feature By Paul Moncton