A major leak in all the specs of the upcoming Pixel 6 series fell last week, and now we’re getting even more clues as to what Google’s upcoming flagship product might look like, especially its camera modules.
According to a Thursday report from XDA developer, Google’s updated camera app, Google Camera 8.3.252, contains lines of code indicating that there will be a new 5x zoom option in the viewfinder, suggesting that a periscope-style telephoto lens is part of the Pixel’s camera module And it will likely be the Pro model – 6 phones. If so, the Pixel 6’s optical zoom function would be on par with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
After digging deeper into the app code, a member of XDA Developers found “some evidence” of an “ultra-telephoto” zoom switch that provides concrete evidence (beyond rumors) of the makeup of the Pixel 6 XL’s camera module.
A major leak from Jon Prosser last week pointed to all the specifications of the Pixel 6 series, which is expected to hit the market in the fall. The leak suggested that the base Pixel 6 will have two rear cameras in the form of a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and the Pixel 6 XL / Pro will get three rear cameras: a 50 -Megapixel wide-angle, accompanied by a 48-megapixel telephoto lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.
Google was not immediately available for comment.