While Google has teased some aspects of the Pixel 7, we’ve been left guessing on other fronts – or, more accurately, allowing leakers to fill in the gaps. However, according to a leak, the Pixel 6 provides everything we need to know.
This comes from leaker and developer Kuba Wojciechowski, who wrote a Twitter thread about taking a deep dive into the Pixel software to find out the names of the sensors that Pixel 7 phones will use.
📸 I got information about camera hardware settings on various future Google Pixel devices. While this isn’t as important as Google’s software – obviously – it still reveals some interesting changes. Topic 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/sPCcT6WjPaJuly 25, 2022
To skip to the end of your adventure, it looks like the Google Pixel 7 phones will use the same sensors – at least for the main and ultra-wide cameras – as their Pixel 6 predecessors. That means a 50MP main and an ultra-wide. 12MP wide.
The Pixel 7 Pro will also use the selfie sensor that the Pixel 6 Pro had, at 11MP, but it looks like the Pixel 7 will have that too, rather than using a low-res one.
Apparently, the Pixel 6 Pro’s telephoto camera will have a sensor switch, although it’s switching from one 48MP sensor to another, so it won’t exactly be a massive upgrade. Wojciechowski speculates that this move is to ensure that all sensors are made by the same company, which is Samsung.
So this is a surprising lack of change in the new series of phones, and while Google may be preparing some software features (think Magic Eraser), it’s possible that cameras won’t be the focus of high-end phones.
More camera specs too
Wojciechowski didn’t just provide information about the two Pixel 7 phones, but about the Google Pixel Tablet and Google Pixel Fold.
The latter, a foldable phone that will likely take at least a year, will apparently have a 50MP main camera joined by two 12MP and one 8MP sensors – due to the foldable nature of the device, several of them could be front-facing for the multiple displays that could be. to have.
Finally, the tablet, which Google confirmed to arrive in 2023, will apparently have two 8MP cameras, one front and one rear – which raises the idea that this will not be a high-end tablet, but rather affordable. Looks like Google is aiming to hit our ranking of the best cheap tablets.