Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera and modem hardware revealed by Android 12 Beta 4
Last week, GalaxyClub revealed that Google's Tensor SoC is referred to internally as the Exynos 9855, a step on from the Exynos 9840, better known as the Exynos 2100. Now, @Cstark_27 has discovered more Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro-related tidbits in Android 12 Beta 4, as the screenshot below shows.
Specifically, the latest Google Camera app contains the string 'gn1_wide_p21', with 'p21' seemingly shorthand for Pixel 2021 smartphones. 9to5Google has verified @Cstark_27's findings, for reference. As we discussed in May, Google also uses 'p21' internally when referring to the Pixel 6 series. Similarly, 'gn1' likely means the ISOCELL GN1, a 50 MP camera sensor that Samsung announced last year.
Nonetheless, a 1./1.31-inch sensor with 1.2 μm pixels would greatly improve upon the Sony IMX363 that Google has used to death. Google's camera software makes up for lacklustre hardware, so we have high hopes for the image quality that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will deliver.
Separately, @Cstark_27 has also found references to 'g5123b', also known as the Exynos Modem 5123. Samsung uses the modem, or a version of it, in the Exynos 990, an SoC found in the Galaxy S20 series. Unfortunately, it is unclear what modem Samsung has used in the Exynos 2100.
Overall, it seems that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will contain plenty of Samsung parts. That should be something to get excited about, in our opinion, as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro should represent Google's first true flagships since the Pixel 4 series.