While Google’s Pixel 7 and 7 Pro won’t be released until next fall and the Pixel Tablet isn’t expected until 2023, the tech specs for the cameras were spotted in the latest Android 13 beta.
At Google I/O last May, Google lifted the veil on the Pixel Tablet, its first touchscreen tablet which should be released next year. The opportunity to also talk about the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which will be officially announced next fall. During the conference, we were left unsatisfied with very little information provided.
The same photo sensors as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
It was developer Kuba Wojciechowski who spotted the camera hardware specs of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in the “GS101 Camera Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) from Android 13 Beta 4“. If Google thought well of hiding the references used, Wojciechowski managed to find them by various means.
First of all – Pixel 7 (Pro) – C10/P10:
Both devices use the same GN1 primary sensor and IMX381 UW as before. The front camera is now the same on both – Samsung’s 3J1 – a 11MP sensor with dual pixel, which should improve the quality and allow for semi-secure face authentication.
– Kuba Wojciechowski⚡ (@Za_Raczke) July 25, 2022
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro would be equipped with a 50 Mpx Samsung ISOCELL GN1 main photo sensor and a 12 Mpx Sony IMX381 ultra-wide-angle, Google recycles the same sensors as the 6 series. On the selfie side, we would have entitled to an 11 Mpx Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus. Moreover, the Pixel 7 series could film in 4K in selfie mode.
The Pixel 7 Pro would get a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM1 telephoto lens, while the Pixel 6 Pro had a 48MP Sony IMX586. For Wojciechowski, Google changed because “sensor image processing is widely different between vendors and could lead to less consistent results, if mixed ».
Same sensor on both sides of the Pixel Tablet
The first Pixel tablet would be entitled to the same selfie sensor as the Pixel 6, on both sides. During the Google I / O, we were able to discover a first visual of the back of the Pixel Tablet, where we saw a single rear sensor.
Wojciechowski tells us that it would be an 8 Mpx Sony IMX355 that we would also find on the front. If the photo part is often very neat on Pixel devices, this is not really the case for the tablet, although Google’s algorithmic expertise could catch up with these not very high photo specifications.
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