You’re in luck if you were wondering which specific camera sensors Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use. An enterprising developer has investigated Google’s code in order to find out. Despite the obfuscation of sensor names, it was still possible to find and match hardware IDs to actual parts, according to Kuba Wojciechowski, the source of today’s news.
Both Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro use the same Samsung GN1 camera sensor, and they also use the same ultrawide sensor, the Sony IMX381. Both models feature Samsung’s 3J1 selfie camera, an 11 MP sensor with dual pixel autofocus. There’s a new telephoto sensor on the Pixel 7 Pro – the Samsung GM1. The predecessor used Sony’s very similar IMX586 chip.
There is a third smartphone referenced, codenamed Lynx. There is a Sony IMX787 of unknown purpose in conjunction with the same GN1 main camera sensor. On this one too, the selfie sensor is new, the Sony IMX712, with a 13 MP resolution. Lynx could be a Pixel 7 Ultra or just a hardware platform Google uses to test new camera sensors when they are offered by suppliers.
For the Pixel Tablet, there are two sensors, one on the front, and one on the back, and they’re both Sony IMX355 – which is the same sensor the Pixel 6 uses for its selfie camera.
Finally, the Pixel foldable is expected to feature a Samsung GN1 main camera sensor, as well as Sony IMX386 ultrawide and Sony IMX363(tele?) cameras.