The first Pixel clamshell phone is set to launch in 2022, and apparently Google will not use the advanced camera sensors in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and will use the models in the Pixel 5.
One of the biggest improvements of Google Pixel phones this year is related to the camera section, and recently the Pixel 6 Pro was also included in the list of the top 10 DxOMark phones in terms of camera. The Pixel 6 series phones use Samsung’s 50-megapixel GN1 sensor, which in addition to its excellent performance for capturing photos with light and more physical details, is also larger.
The larger camera sensor will probably not be a big deal for a standard phone, but the situation is a bit different with clamshell phones. Now according to the information provided by the APK Insight team in the files related to the latest version of the Google Camera application They discovered, The Pixel clamshell phone codenamed Pipit is supposed to use last year’s Pixel phone camera sensors. In fact, the Pixel clamshell phone will probably use the 12.2-megapixel IMX363 model for its main camera instead of the new GN1 sensor, because the new option for this phone is very large.
According to the revealed specifications, this clamshell phone will probably use a 12-megapixel IMX386 sensor, which will probably be present as an ultra-wide camera. In addition, this camera seems to be used when the phone is closed.
In addition, the Pixel clamshell phone will also be equipped with two 8-megapixel IMX355 sensors, one labeled “internal” and the other labeled “external.” In previous Pixel phones, this sensor was usually used as a selfie camera. In fact, it can be concluded that Google, like Samsung, intends to offer users different ways to take selfies when their phone is open or closed.
It is also not clear whether we will see a camera under the screen in the foldable pixel phone like the Galaxy Z Fold 3.