Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro, Pixel Tablet and Pixel foldable camera sensors discovered

Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro, Pixel Tablet and Pixel foldable camera sensors discovered

If you're wondering what specific camera sensors Google's upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use, you're in luck because an enterprising developer has delved into the depths of Google's code. It wasn't easy, however – the company obfuscated all sensor names in code in order to stop leaks like this, but sensor IDs could still be found and matched to actual parts using “ various resources, such as camera drivers on GitHub,” according to Kuba Wojciechowski, today's news source.

So let's go. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro both have the Samsung GN1 as their primary camera sensor, as do the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and they also use the same ultrawide – the Sony IMX381. The selfie camera is now the same on both models, the Samsung 3J1, an 11 MP sensor with dual pixel autofocus. The Pixel 7 Pro has a new telephoto sensor – the Samsung GM1. Its predecessor used Sony's very similar IMX586.

Interestingly enough, there's a third smartphone referenced, codenamed Lynx. This has the same GN1 main camera sensor, paired with a Sony IMX787 of unknown usage, presumably tele. The selfie sensor of this is also new, the Sony IMX712, with a resolution of 13 MP. This Lynx could be a Pixel 7 Ultra, or just a hardware platform used by Google to internally test new camera sensors as they come from vendors.

Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro, Pixel Tablet and foldable smartphone camera sensors discovered

Moving on to the Pixel tablet, it has two sensors, one on the front, one on the back, and they're both Sony IMX355 – that's the same sensor the Pixel 6 uses for its selfie camera, by the way. .

Finally, the next foldable Pixel has a Samsung GN1 main camera sensor, a Sony IMX386 ultrawide, an IMX363 too (tele maybe?), as well as an IMX355 – again, the same one used for the selfie snapper of the Pixel 6, so that's probably going to be used for that too.