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"Google Pixel 8 Pro gets nearly 1-inch large Samsung camera sensor"

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Little by little, we are getting a more complete picture of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 Pro. After getting news about its display, today it's the camera's turn. According to an insider, the 8 Pro will get an ISOCELL GN2 sensor from Samsung. Why that's important? It's considerably larger.

The larger the camera sensor, the more light it captures. And more light means a clearer image. Something essential in low-light conditions. Samsung's ISOCELL GN2 has a resolution of 50 megapixels, where each pixel is 1.4µm—the total sensor measures 1/1.12 inches. So we are getting close to the 1-inch mark.

Samsung ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor

By comparison, the Google Pixel 7 Pro features a 1/1.31-inch-large ISOCELL GN1, and even the ISOCELL HP2 in Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, is not much larger at 1/1.3-inches.

ISOCELL GN2 from 2021

It is worth mentioning that Samsung announced the ISOCELL GN2 in 2021. The sensor differs from its predecessor by having improved autofocus and higher light sensitivity. The GN2 sensor can already be found in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. However, after that, we rarely saw it on the phone.

Reviews of the Mi 11 Ultra are almost without exception positive, mainly thanks to its camera. So that bodes well. By the way, the source does say that it "thinks" the Pixel 8 Pro uses the Samsung ISOCELL GN2, so we don't know for sure yet.

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Screen sizes Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro possibly known

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A post has surfaced telling us more about the Google Pixel 8 Pro displays and the smaller Pixel 8. The latter, in particular, is interesting because something will change there.

This latest report comes from analyst Ross Young. He has been following the industry closely, especially the supply chain. When company A buys a lot of components from company B that can say something about a future product, and now Ross has tracked down another piece of news.

Tweet from Ross Young about the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro display
The tweet in question from @DSCCRoss (Ross Young)

This time about the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8. The company he works for thinks it knows what screen sizes those will get. For the larger Google Pixel 8 Pro, Google is sticking with a size of 6.7 inches. It is the same diagonal as in the Pixel 7 Pro. However, there is a possibility that the screen panel will have more rounded corners.

Pixel 8 gets smaller

But then the smaller Pixel 8. That one is getting smaller. According to the report, that screen comes out at 6.16 inches versus 6.3 on the Pixel 7. That difference looks small, but combined with the rounder edges, it could make for a considerably more compact device.

Render of Google Pixel 8 in White from MySmartPrice
A render of the alleged Pixel 8

Production of both Samsung screen panels is said to begin in May. So a launch of both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is not expected before then. Normally, Google announces new-generation Pixel phones in the fall, along with the launch of a new Android version.

Image: MySmartPrice

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