Like every year, leaks about the new Google Pixel devices intensify as we get closer to the Google I/O event, which is supposed to take place on May 10th. However, there is a rumored Pixel device that wasn’t announced at I/O, but we still get a regular amount of information about it. Pixel 8 And Pixel 8 Pro.
The latest leak comes from a tweet from Ice Universe, whose latest report claims this Google’s future Pixel 8 Pro should have an image sensor made by Samsung Who, if the rumors are confirmed, It will be the largest sensor ever on a Pixel device.
Pixel 8 Pro may also use Samsung GN2 1/1.12″
UniverseIce April 23, 2023
The new sensor is expected to be a huge improvement over the current generation of Pixel cameras, which already offer some of the best image quality on the market.
The new sensor should be close to a 1 inch sensor (1/1.12 inch is more accurate), which is much larger than the current 1/1.31 inch sensor found in Pixel 7 Pro. This larger sensor should allow Capturing more light, resulting in better low-light performance and improved dynamic range. Consider the two-year-old Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor that currently powers the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
No other details have been provided regarding this leak except for the sensor model. However, that was enough to pique the interest of many smartphone photography enthusiasts who are already looking for a next-level camera sensor.
If the Pixel 8 Pro has this more advanced sensor, does that open up the possibility of Pro mode in the Google Camera app? Or will Google continue to build on its computational photography prowess, but use that larger sensor to improve it?
So many questions come to mind that we probably won’t have an answer to before Google I/O in a few weeks. So far, leaks have revealed that the Pixel 8 series could come with rounded corners and thinner edges than the Pixel 7 series, in addition to a standard 6.7-inch screen on the Pixel 8 Pro, but a smaller 6.2-inch screen on the phone. Unprofessional variant. It remains to be seen if there will be any other pleasant surprises surrounding the Pixel 8 series by then.