Google Pixel 8 Pro to get a major camera upgrade with larger sensor
According to a recent report, Google’s upcoming high-end smartphones, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, are expected to feature significant camera upgrades. Noted leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who has a solid track record with Pixel leaks, reveals that both devices will come equipped with Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensors, the same sensors found in the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S23. This marks a notable improvement over the ISOCELL GN1 sensor used in the Pixel 6 series. The GN2 sensor boasts a larger physical size and can capture 35 percent more light, making it an excellent performer in low-light conditions. It also supports modern features like 8K/30 fps video capture and Staggered HDR, which can potentially reduce ghosting in HDR images.
While both the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will reportedly feature the GN2 sensor, the Pixel 8 Pro is said to include some exclusive upgrades. Wojciechowska reveals that the Pro model will incorporate a time-of-flight sensor to enhance autofocus performance. Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro will see a significant upgrade to its ultra-wide camera with the inclusion of a more modern 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 sensor, the same sensor used in the primary camera of the Pixel 7a. This new sensor, nearly twice the size of its predecessor, is expected to deliver substantially improved image quality.