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EngadgetJun 10, 2023
Google's Pixel 8 Pro could feature a larger, more capable main camera sensor
The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro could feature some notable camera upgrades. Writing for Android Authority, leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who has a solid record when it comes to Pixel leaks, says Google's next pair of high-end phones will feature Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensors. That's the same sensor found on the Galaxy S22 and S23. More notably, it's a significant upgrade over the ISOCELL GN1 Google has used since the Pixel 6. The GN2 is physically larger and capable of capturing 35 percent more light than its predecessor, making it a better low-light performer. It also supports more modern features, including 8K/30 fps video capture and Staggered HDR. Google could use the latter to reduce ghosting in HDR images.

According to Wojciechowska, both the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will come with the GN2. However, Google's flagship will also reportedly pack a few exclusive upgrades. The Pixel 8 Pro will feature a new time-of-flight sensor that should improve autofocus performance and, more significantly, a more modern sensor for its ultra-wide camera. Google reportedly plans to use the 64-megapixel Sony IMX787, the same sensor that powers the Pixel 7a's primary camera, to replace the Pixel 7 Pro's aging 12-megapixel IMX386. The former is almost twice the size of its predecessor and should produce much better images. Wojciechowska notes the version of the Pixel 8 Pro Google is currently testing d

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