Leaked Google Pixel 6 Camera Specifications
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro are unquestionably a priority for the company. The Pixel 6 was announced months ahead of schedule, and Google has already begun advertising it even before divulging many of its technical details and features. XDA-Developers has revealed a feature set for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro, but first, let’s look at the cameras themselves.
Hardware is the most well-understood part of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro cameras’ specifications. the 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor and the 12MP ultra-wide sensor will both be found on the Pixel 6; On top of that, the Pixel 6 Pro will include the 48MP 4X telephoto periscope camera. It’s expected that the Pixel 6 Pro’s 12MP front camera will be upgraded.
There are a number of software upgrades and improvements coming to Pixel phones thanks to Google’s in-house image processing. Some of these new functionalities have never before been discovered by XDA on a Pixel device. An internal build of the Google Camera app (from an unknown source) revealed these capabilities, which may or may not make it to retail devices.
- Video recording: Main camera will support 4K video @ 60fps, but the ultra-wide and telephoto cameras are capped at 4K @ 30fps. Also, while recording at 4K/60fps, the maximum zoom level is 7X. Meanwhile, recording at either 4K or FHD @ 60fps enabled zoom up to 20X. This is the same for still images.
- Manual white balance: Google has been working to add this feature, but it may not be ready yet. XDA speculates this may be only a developer feature, which resonates with Google philosophy of keeping the camera app as simple as possible.
- Magic eraser:Code named “swiss” is tied to a feature called magic eraser. This feature is for the Pixel 6 series and may also be accelerated by the Tensor Chip’s TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). It’s speculated to let you easily remove objects or people from an image.
- Face deblur: This is a feature that was confirmed by Google. It works by taking additional frames of the subject(s) using the ultra-wide camera at the same time that it’s capturing HDR frames from the main camera. The TPU then processes the details from both cameras to deblur a face that may have been captured in motion.
- Scene Lock: This feature has recently been associated with codename “naruto”. Scene Lock may be related to AF/AE lock but it isn’t clear what the purpose is yet.
- Bluetooth microphone support: The feature’s codenamed: “sapphire” and code suggests the feature will come, but XDA‘s source couldn’t corroborate it.
- Motion Blur: suggests that a new feature will let the user add “creative blur effects to your photos” as per code.
- “Nima aesthetic: seems to be related to Google’s “Top Shot” feature when Motion Photo is enabled. This feature appears to be accelerated by the Tensor’s TPU.
- Baby mode: this could be an auto-capture feature that will recognize and capture babies and toddlers in cute moments while they play or move around a lot.
Again, it’s possible that none of these features will be included in the Pixel 6’s final hardware. The entire XDA report has all the details, including the exact number of lines of code that were discovered for each of these features.