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Google Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet camera details discovered

The Pixel 7 Ultra would be an unexpected entry in the Pixel 7 series, Pixel 7 Pro pictured. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 7 Ultra would be an unexpected entry in the Pixel 7 series, Pixel 7 Pro pictured. (Image source: Google)
According to a developer, Android 13 Beta contains numerous references to what could be the Pixel 7 Ultra, Pixel Fold and the Pixel Tablet. While the Pixel 7 Ultra and Pixel Fold may share the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor, the Pixel Tablet will rely on the front-facing sensor from a Pixel 6 for both its cameras.

To date, Google has only confirmed the existence of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel tablet. The latter's name may not be its final one, with Google not referring to the tablet's name during this year's Google I/O conference in May. However, developer Kuba Wojciechowski has discovered details about the Pixel tablet and two other unreleased Pixel devices in Android 13 Beta code.

Codenamed T6, Wojciechowski states that the Pixel Tablet uses the Sony IMX355 as its front-facing and rear-facing cameras, underlining its budget credentials. Currently, Google uses the Sony IMX355 as the Pixel 6's front-facing camera, which outputs at 8 MP. Undoubtedly, these camera specifications position the Pixel Tablet as a cheaper device and not on the same level as the Pixel 7 series. Due to be released next year, it seems strange for Google to release a budget tablet when Samsung already offers flagship models like the Galaxy Tab S8 series.

The Pixel Tablet has a rather bland design. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel Tablet has a rather bland design. (Image source: Google)

Also, Wojciechowski has highlighted details about a smartphone codenamed 'Lynx' or 'L10', thought to be the Pixel 7 Ultra or an internal testing device. On the one hand, Lynx has the same ISOCELL GN1 as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. On the other hand, Google has also equipped it with the Sony IMX787, a 1/1.3-inch sensor found in the Nubia Z40S Pro. Likely a superior telephoto camera, the Sony IMX787 is joined by the Sony IMX712, a 13 MP sensor that serves as Lynx's front-facing camera. It remains to be seen whether Lynx will come to market though; Google has not mentioned releasing three flagship Pixel smartphones this year. 

By contrast, Wojciechowski has identified camera details for 'P7', a device that bears the codename 'Passport' or 'Pipit'. As we have discussed previously, Google is rumoured to have cancelled 'Passport' in favour of 'Pipit', which may launch as the Pixel Notepad. Reportedly now due in spring 2023, Wojciechowski claims that the device has an ISOCELL GN1 as its primary camera, plus a Sony IMX363, Sony IMX386 and Sony IMX355.

Unfortunately, their arrangement is unknown currently, but we would imagine that there could be a front-facing camera on each display coupled with two rear-facing sensors. In the meantime, Google will release the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, camera details of which Wojciechowski has also discovered in Android 13 Beta code.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-07-28 (Update: 2022-07-28)