In the code for the beta version of Google Camera, insiders have discovered a list of camera functions for the company’s upcoming flagship. Thanks to this, it became known what innovations the gadget will receive in comparison with its predecessors.
According to XDA-Developers, the main camera of the smartphone will be represented by three sensors: the main Samsung GN1 50MP, 12MP Sony IMX386 with wide-angle glass, and 48MP Sony IMX586 with telephoto lens (4x optical zoom). The resolution of the front camera of the device will be 12 megapixels.
According to the source, the Pixel 6 Pro will support 0.7X zoom and will be able to record 4K @ 60 fps video to the main sensor. For a wide-angle sensor, the recording quality at the same resolution will be limited to 30 frames per second.
The maximum zoom magnification will be up to 7X when recording video at 60 fps, and up to 20X at 30 fps or taking photos. At the same time, users will be able to quickly switch between wide-angle and telephoto lenses without stopping recording. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are also expected to feature audio scaling.
The list of possible innovations also mentions manual white balance adjustment, exposure adjustment for accurate reproduction of skin tones, a magic eraser for quick correction of photos in post-processing, and a function to reduce facial blur when shooting with HDR.
Many of the features that insiders came across in the Google Camera test app have not yet been identified due to the use of hidden names. Nevertheless, the new products may include support for Bluetooth microphones, timer illumination during shooting, a special “child mode”, the function of automatic recognition of users who often fall into the frame, as well as a “portrait spotlight”.
Which of these options will appear in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones is still unknown. According to rumors, the presentation of new products will take place in the second half of October 2021.