Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro camera details outlined with no hardware changes from the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro
Yogesh Brar has provided details about the cameras that are expected to feature in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google's flagship smartphones for 2022. According to the leaker, both devices are likely to have the same cameras as their predecessors, which both rely on 50 MP primary and 12 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras. However, the Pixel 6 Pro also has a higher megapixel front-facing camera and a 48 MP telephoto sensor, likely the same one from the Mi 10 Ultra.
Incidentally, we may have already seen the Pixel 7 Pro's camera configuration, courtesy of Mishaal Rahman. Writing in October, Rahman shared camera details about Bluejay and Cloudripper. While Bluejay is suspected to be the Pixel 6a, Cloudripper has the same cameras as the Pixel 6 Pro. Potentially, Cloudripper could be a development board, mirroring last year's equivalent codenamed 'slider'. For context, the Pixel 6 Pro relies on the Samsung ISOCELL GN1, plus the IMX386, IMX586 and IMX663, all sourced from Sony.
Brar adds that Google may optimise its existing sensors, probably similar to what Samsung did with the ISOCELL HM3 between the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Also, Brar predicts that Google will also make software adjustments to improve image quality. While this would be unusual for other Android OEMs, Google continues to use the Sony IMX363 in the Pixel 5a, a camera sensor that it started using in 2018 with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.