better selfie videos would be on the table

Google’s next flagship could shoot selfie videos in up to 4K, which the Pixel 6 couldn’t offer. Incidentally, the Pixel tablet has only one rear camera.

The future Pixel 7 // Source: Google

Once is not custom, 9to5Google dug into the APK of a Google app. This time, it was Google Camera in version 8.5. The investigation allowed us to learn a little more about the photo and video capabilities of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel tablet.

Regarding the new duo of flagships from Google, the two phones would be able to shoot videos in 4K with their front sensor. In the Pixel 6 series, only the Pro model was capable of this.

A change of habit

Google could therefore have improved the sensor of the Pixel 6, which had an 8 megapixel selfie sensor, compared to 11.1 for the Pixel 6 Pro. However, it is generally accepted that a camera must have a slightly higher definition (around 10 megapixels) to offer 4K video. So we would expect both phones to share the same selfie camera.

It would be a small revolution in the habits of the Mountain View firm, which until now had the habit of not changing sensors from one generation to another, the Pixel 6 representing the real first advance since the Pixel 3 .

Minimum service for tablet

The future Pixel tablet meanwhile, scheduled for 2023, will integrate, as we saw during its presentation, a single photo module. Or, that’s about all we know so far. The excavation carried out on the Google Camera application seems to indicate that the tablet contains the impasse on a good number of functionalities.

Screenshot Google Keynote (Google I_O '22) 1-51-37
The Google Pixel tablet. // Source: Google

We can cite for example the absence of video in 4K at 60 FPS, or even the very simple absence of video in 4K. It could also ignore the audio zoom, slow motion videos or the functionality that allows you to take pictures in motion. Let’s be honest, this is a tablet, a device with which we are not trying to reach a high level in photography or video. The absence of all these features would therefore not condemn it.

Let us add that the device is still far from its marketing date. These hypothetical absences are therefore to be taken with a lot of tweezers.

As a reminder, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are expected for the month of October 2022 while the tablet should not be released before 2023.


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