- Google is expected to unveil its flagship series, i.e., Google Pixel 8 series, in October.
- Leaks have already started pouring in ahead of its official launch.
- According to the leak, the Pixel 8 series will receive a major upgrade to its camera department.
As we know, Google is expected to unveil its flagship series, i.e., Google Pixel 8 series, in October, and there are two devices in the series – Pixel 8 & Pixel 8 Pro.
There’s still time for the launch though the leaks have started pouring in before the official launch. Now, the camera specifications of the upcoming Pixel 8 series have been leaked.
According to a report by Android Authority, it looks like the Google Pixel 8 series is set to get new camera sensors, and the phones will still feature a triple rear camera module at the back.
For the changes, the top-of-the-line flagship Pixel 8 Pro rear camera is getting an overhaul with new camera sensors. Let’s take a look at the camera specifications of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 series.
Google Pixel 8 Series Camera Specifications (Leaked)
As mentioned above, both flagship devices will continue to feature a triple rear camera setup at the back.
Now, the current line of Pixel Flagships, i.e., the Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro, feature a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 main sensor, and the upcoming Pixel 8 series smartphone is said to get Samsung’s next generation ISOCELL GN sensor, i.e., GN2 (50MP) Sensor.
As the new sensor is larger so it should help capture 35 percent more light than the predecessor.
The GN sensor supports 8K at 30fps video recording so does the Tensor G3. Although it might not make its way to the end users as it is not supported on Google cameras for the current flagships, and also, current Pixels get pretty hot at 4K at 60fps.
Moving on to the Ultra Wide will also be receiving much-needed love in the form of a new sensor. As per the report, Google is moving past the 12MP Sony IMX386, which is in Pixel 6 series, and moved on to the 64MP Sony IMX 787 on the Pixel 8 Pro; it is the same sensor found on the recently launched Pixel 7A.
it is a big upgrade as not only is this sensor twice as big, but Google has also made the lens slightly wider. Well, the exact depth of Field is not known yet though the zoom ratio is wider at 0.56x compared to 0.49x on the Pixel 7 Pro.
The regular Pixel 8 ultra-wide camera will feature a 12MP Sony IMX386, the same as Pixel 6, although the camera will capture wide images at 0.55x compared to 0.67 ultra-wide images in the Pixel 7. Also, there will be no telephoto lens on the Pixel 8.
The Telephoto lens on the Flagship Pixel 8 Pro is said to remain the same as the current flagship, i.e., 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor that can shoot up to 5x optical zoom. The same goes for the 11MP front-facing camera.
Furthermore, it seems that the Pixel 8 Pro will also be getting an improved Time of Flight sensor, which should result in faster autofocus. In addition to this, the flagship 8 Pro will also get a new sensor, i.e., a thermometer just below the LED Flash.
The sensor is Melexis MLX90632 and is mainly recommended for high precision no contact temperature measurements, including body temperature. It isn’t a camera or anything, its just measures temperature as per the report.
On to the camera-centric software updates, there will be a new feature named SegmentationAWB; the features will likely divide a scene into different parts using Ai to then selectively apply different processing to the different parts of the image.
Also, there’s another feature called Apadative Torch that dynamically adjusts the LED flash intensity based on the scene and other parts. At last, the company might also apply a video blur level to the phone’s cinematic mode.