Unlike most Android OEMs, Google doesn’t make anything bigger than the camera sensor.
In the run-up to the Pixel 8 series, it was already known that Google was making another change to the camera after two years. However, Google is confidential and doesn’t like to talk about hardware details. What image sensor does the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have for the main camera?
Google revealed that there was definitely a new image sensor. And it should be about 21 percent better in poor light, for example. But which sensor it is has not yet been revealed in detail. Because as far as known technical details go, the differences between Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 are manageable.
Surprise in the image sensor
However, it has now been discovered that Google no longer relies on the Samsung GN1 and neither on the GN2. instead of It probably is GNV, which is still not well known to the public. But this image sensor is already installed, like in Vivo.
The new image sensor is not a revolution and not brand new, but has been in use for about two years. Google seems to be able to get more out of it with slightly better hardware and that makes us happy. Now let’s wait and see what Pixel 8 smartphones will do in daily life.