The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are said to be upgrading their upcoming high-resolution primary sensor to a new one and according to a new leak, the new Tensor G3 will potentially enable even more powerful imaging features. Google currently has Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones available Pur: The new Tensor G2 SoC, which makes better use of the new camera hardware introduced with the previous Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. The Tensor G2 enabled new features like long exposure modes, a very fast Night Sight mode, and more, most of which were not possible on earlier models. So, while the Pixel 6 series received better, higher-resolution cameras, Google only managed to make better use of them with the next generation, which is pixel 7 series.
Android Authority A report citing sources working at Google says that the camera systems of both Pixel 8 series phones will receive some noticeable upgrades. Starting with the primary cameras, both the Samsung GN1 (50-megapixel) cameras are said to be upgraded to be slightly larger. Samsung GN2 (50-megapixel) sensor. This new primary camera sensor with 1.4μm pixels and 1/1.12″ optical format is definitely an upgrade from the older version in the GN1 in terms of capability. It can capture 35 percent more light than the GN1, and should make it brighter And sharp photos in low light. The sensor with a maximum supported resolution of 8,160 x 6,144 pixels is also capable of capturing 8K 30fps videos. However, the source claims that this feature may not reach users due to some Google Camera and thermal limitations. It also has staggered HDR, which reduces ghosting while recording video.
Thankfully, the primary camera isn’t the only camera to get an upgrade this year. The source mentions that the ultra-wide-angle camera on the Pixel 8 Pro should also be upgraded from the current and rather old (yet reliable) 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 to the new higher-resolution 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 camera. This is the same sensor that is used pixel 7a Launched this year, its primary camera also packs optical image stabilization (OIS). However, this also means that the macro mode may be missing as this camera lacks true hardware-level macro capability on the Pixel 7a.
The ultra-wide-angle camera of Pixel 8 is also said to be getting an upgrade. Google seems to have reached into its parts bin for this as the new alleged ultra-wide (Sony IMX386) sensor comes from the Pixel 6 series, but packs a slightly different zoom ratio (from 0.67x to 0.55x).
For the rest, the selfie cameras are said to remain the same, which will be 11-megapixel sensors on both devices. 5X Optical Telephoto Camera pixel 7 pro According to the report, the same will remain the case on Pixel 8 Pro as well. However, the source revealed that the single-point time-of-flight (ToF) sensor of the previous premium model will also be upgraded to a more advanced module (8×8 ToF VL53L8 sensor), but again, only for Pixel 8 Pro.
From a software perspective, two new highlighted features are Adaptive Torch (dynamically adjusts the flash intensity) and Segmentation with AWB (will process different parts of an image separately), as well as the viewfinder among other features. There’s also a video Bokeh blur level selection.
It is also clear from the above description that Google is going with better hardware on its top-end Pixel 8 Pro model, even if compared to the Pixel 8, which was not the case with the earlier models as both the phones usually have a He used to present the key. Camera hardware (wide and ultra-wide), with a telephoto camera on the Pro model. It also hints at a potentially higher price gap between the two handsets with the Pixel 8 series this year.
Compare these specifications to recently announced pixel fold(Google’s first foldable device) also hints that the Pixel 8 Pro will be the one with the best imaging experience, as it will be equipped with new camera hardware and new Tensor G3 SoC Too. The Pixel Fold offers a 48-megapixel primary camera with 0.8μm pixels along with two 10.8-megapixel sensors for its ultra-wide and telephoto cameras. An 8-megapixel and 9.5-megapixel cameras (embedded in the foldable display) are responsible for selfies.