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11 Jun, 2023
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Known for their exceptional camera performance, the Pixel smartphones are set to receive significant upgrades, including a new main sensor, exclusive features for the Pro model, and more.

The leak, shared by Kamila Wojciechowska via Android Authority, offers an in-depth breakdown of the camera enhancements expected in the Pixel 8 series.

One notable upgrade is the introduction of a new primary camera sensor for both devices—the Samsung ISOCELL GN2. This 50MP sensor, serving as the direct successor to the GN1 found in the Pixel 6 and 7, boasts a larger physical size and the ability to capture approximately 35% more light in a scene.

The GN2 sensor also brings improved support for features like 8K video recording and Staggered HDR, both of which have been leaked as upcoming additions to the Pixel lineup.

Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to feature an exclusive upgrade in the form of an 8×8 ToF VL53L8 sensor, which enhances the autofocus capabilities. The Pro variant's previously leaked temperature sensor, the Melexis MLX90632, is confirmed to be solely for temperature monitoring rather than thermal imaging, despite its high cost.

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will receive upgrades to their ultrawide cameras. The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to adopt the 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor for its ultrawide camera, offering a substantial improvement over the 12MP sensors used in previous Pixel models.