Google Pixel's camera has been breaking records since its release. Now, the Mountain View-based company is intensifying improvements with some new upgrades.
The upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is reported to have dual front cameras. Rumors suggest that one of the two cameras will have a wide-angle lens. The new Pixel phones' highlight is called "Super Selfies," which will let photos have faux bokeh in its Portrait mode.
According to a source, Google is excited to see how much users like the upgraded Portrait Mode. Although the dual front-facing setup is highly useful for picture-taking purposes, it can also immensely help in the phone's facial recognition feature.
Dual Front Camera
The dual front camera will enable Google's new phone to get much-improved depth information. Reports also indicate that Google will have a new facial recognition system with the phones. However, the leaked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones have not indicated new facial recognition security aside from its Trusted Face option.
Furthermore, The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will also be equipped with a new Visual Core chip, which will be responsible for more functionality. A source reported that the new feature would also be used for more than just HDR+ photos. However, it is still unclear what the chip will bring to the table.
Amazing Rear Camera
Notably, the phones' predecessors have an amazing camera quality despite only having one lens. However, considering that the front camera's quality has always been lagging behind its rear counterpart, Google is stepping up its game.
Additionally, the company is making the single rear camera powerful enough not to need a second camera. Reports also suggest that the 12.2-megapixel sensor will take incredible photographs even in low light situations.
Both phones will not be the first ones who have pioneered the front camera wide-angle lens. It has notably been present in other brands such as LG, Oppo, Lenovo, and Vivo. However, Google fans still anticipate the feature since it will be useful, especially in taking group selfies.
Furthermore, a Russian publication also said that the camera allows its users to keep or disable the face retouching feature. The forthcoming phones will also add a "soft" and "natural" option in addition to the zoom-in ability.
Although tons of Google fans are excited about the double front cameras, Google is not committing to the set-up on its future devices. Instead, the company will continue to assess whether or not the second image sensor really makes a difference.
Previous Pixel phones have notably broken DxOMark records. The award-giving body provides image quality ratings for standalone cameras. The phone is expected to launch in October.