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Google Camera hints at Pixel 6 & 6 Pro resolution, more




Despite the numerous leaks, there are still a lot of things we don’t know about the upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The latest Google Camera update offers some insight into the Pixel 6 series specs, including screen resolution, selfie camera flash, and more.


About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we have decompiled the latest version of an application that Google has uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we can see several lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Please note that Google may or may not provide these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. However, we will try to enable those that are almost ready to show you what they will look like in case they are shipped. Read on with that in mind.

Pixel 6 camera tips

Earlier this year, we reported based on the Google Camera app that the Pixel 6 would use a center punch hole for the selfie camera, a detail that has since been proven by renders of the phone. With Google Camera 8.3 now rolling out as part of Android 12 Beta 3, we’ll find out more about the Pixel 6 series cameras.


Screen resolution

First, in code that handles the location of the front camera in relation to your screen, we find that the Pixel 6’s selfie camera should be located 540 pixels from the left edge. Meanwhile, the Pixel 6 Pro – or Pixel 6 XLDepending on who you ask, the front camera will be placed 722 pixels from the left.

Assuming these selfie cameras are placed in the center of the phone, we can speculate that the Pixel 6’s resolution should be 1080p, while the Pixel 6 Pro should have a resolution of just over 1440p.


As for the perforations themselves, we previously reported that the Pixel 6 would have a slightly smaller hole for the selfie camera – 55 pixel diameter, versus 65 on the Pixel 5. With this latest Google Camera update, we find that the Pixel 6 Pro actually has a taller hole in the screen for the selfie camera – 70 pixel diameter, versus 65.

4K selfie videos

If we dig deeper into why the selfie camera cutout is bigger, we find that the Pixel 6 Pro has a special “p21_front_setup” feature that isn’t enabled for the smaller Pixel 6. Based on this, we were able to confirm that only the Pixel 6 Pro can record selfie videos in 4K, a feature we previously reported on.

Flash on the front?

Elsewhere in the Pixel 6 series’ features, there’s evidence that Google may be adding a front-facing flash LED. Currently, Google Camera can give you a beige flash effect by making the screen brighter. Instead, the Pixel 6 is gearing up for a “front light,” which we think is a good flash for your selfie camera.

While a built-in selfie light is almost unheard of on Android — aside from a few eccentric phones like the BLU VIVO XL4 — it might make a lot of sense to some, given how popular selfie light accessories have become.

Google Camera hints at Pixel 6 & 6 Pro resolution, more

Improved video zoom

Another tidbit we found out about the Pixel 6 series is that it offers up to 7x zoom while recording videos, even while shooting at 60 frames per second. In comparison, last year’s Pixel 5 only offers 3x zoom at 60 fps and 5x zoom at 30 fps.


5x Ultra Tele?

As tipped XDA through cstark27There are also listings in Google Camera of an “ultra” camera that should offer 5x telephoto zoom for an upcoming Pixel phone. While recent views have pointed out the Pixel 6 Pro with three camera sensors on the back, we couldn’t definitively connect this “ultratele” with 5x zoom to any particular phone.

No Super Res Zoom?

strange, “SABER_ALLOWED” is disabled, meaning the Pixel series’ signature Super Res Zoom — which uses machine learning to fill in details from photos as if you had a telephoto lens — may not be enabled on the Pixel 6. In a way, this could make sense. because the Pixel 6 series is rumored to be offering a major upgrade in camera hardware right now, including the aforementioned “ultra-telephoto” sensor.

Google Camera app

That said, we do find some other machine learning-related features enabled for the Pixel 6, so it’s possible that “Sabre” will just be replaced with a newer version of Super Res Zoom.

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