The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have different front-facing cameras as new camera features emerge
Mishaal Rahman has delivered yet more camera information about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, having already revealed numerous details about both smartphones. This time Rahman has delved into the Google Camera app, albeit an unreleased and internal version.
Supposedly, the Pixel 6 Pro, and the Pixel 6 Pro, has an ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera. Google last implemented this in the Pixel 3 series, with subsequent Pixel smartphones all having standard wide-angle cameras. While Rahman could not discover what magnifications the Pixel 6 Pro's front-facing camera offers, his source claims that the camera app contains two levels: 0.7x and 1.0x.
Additionally, the Pixel 6 Pro can record in up to 4K/30 FPS across its three rear-facing cameras, and 4K/60 FPS for its primary camera. Reputedly, the Pixel 6 Pro can switch between its cameras seamlessly when recording videos at 4K/30 FPS; Rahman presumes that the Pixel 6 will support these camera settings, too.
Moreover, Rahman states that the Pixel 6 series will support the following new camera modes and options:
- Baby mode
- Face deblur
- Frequent faces v2
- Front torch
- Magic eraser
- Manual white balance adjustment
- Motion blur
- Nima aesthetic
- Portrait spotlight
- Scene lock
- Timer light
Rahman explains that 'Magic eraser' is a post-processing effect handled by Google Tensor's TPU. Potentially, this could be the object removal tool that Google abandoned in 2018. He also clarifies that the Pixel 6 series' 'front torch' is another name for Google's existing selfie flash feature. Apparently, 'Nima aesthetic' works like an enhanced Top Shot and taps into Google Tensor's TPU.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro share two cameras, a 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 and a 12 MP Sony IMX386, their primary and ultra-wide-angle rear-facing cameras. However, the Pixel 6 Pro also has a 48 MP Sony IMX586. Google equips the Pixel 6 Pro with a better front-facing camera too: a 12 MP Sony IMX663 compared to an 8 MP camera in the Pixel 6.