What surprises does the Google Pixel 4 have in store for us? A 16-MP telephoto lens as part of its rear camera array, if the latest rumors are to be believed – rumors based on code spotted in the official Google Camera app.
Some graves by the people at XDA Developers revealed a reference to "Saber" (Google ' s codename for telefoto) and the word "telefoto" itself. Further research by the team at 9to5Google pointed to a reference to a 16MP image.
This is based on the 6.3 version of the Google Camera app, which is currently only available as part of the Android Q-beta. We expect Android Q to be introduced before the Pixel 4 phones arrive in October.
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Do not take this as an official confirmation of the presence of a 16-MP telephoto lens on the PIxel 4, but it seems that this code refers to one of the lenses in the camera of the coming flagship.
The Pixel story so far
The Google Pixel series has of course always been able to take beautiful pictures, even with a camera with one lens at the back. With AI-driven image processing software from Google, a lot is being lifted behind the scenes.
Based on the leaks we have seen so far, the Pixel 4 model introduces a rear camera with multiple lenses at the rear, with two or three lenses to its name.
That would partly be due to the arrival of the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL earlier this year. With those mid-range handsets that you can rely on, Google can use the specifications and possibilities of the Pixel 4.
Other rumors we've heard so far include improved color capture and possibly a different display notch. Everything will be announced later this year – the Pixel 4 phones should be launched around October.
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