Google Pixel 8 Pro may get new Night Sight feature, suggests Google Camera 8.8 APK Teardown
The Google Pixel 8 series is expected to be made official in May at the company’s I/O 2023 event. The Pixel 7 successor is set to debut with a complete camera overhaul and a recent APK (Android Package Kit) teardown of the latest Google Camera app adds more credence to this rumour. Version 8.8 of the Google Camera app for Pixel smartphones is said to point to a new photography feature on the upcoming Google Pixel 8. The alleged feature could mix multiple cameras together to create more detailed Night Sight photos.
The development was first spotted by 9to5google while reviewing Google Camera app 8.8, a new version of Google’s camera app for Pixel smartphones. According to the report, Google will include a new feature on the Pixel 8 Pro that would combine multiple cameras to take enhanced Night Sight photos.
The APK teardown of version 8.8 of the Google Camera app for Pixel smartphones reportedly includes details about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro and a reference to a “Multi-camera Super Res Zoom” feature. With the rumor feature, the main camera sensor and the telephoto sensor will capture the same shot over an extended period of time, and the Google Camera could merge them into one Night Sight shot with more detail.
Last year’s Pixel 7 Pro also offered similar features. It takes photos with the main and telephoto cameras and enhances the central part of the photos with details that would normally not be visible.
Google has yet to confirm the development of the Pixel 8 series, so this information should be taken with a grain of salt.
Google’s I/O 2023 event will take place on May 10, and the company is expected to tease the Pixel 8 series at its annual conference. A new Tensor chip based on Samsung’s Exynos 2300 SoC is expected to power the new handsets. The Pixel 8 Pro could feature a flat 6.52-inch display with a center-aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. It is also said to measure 162.6×76.5×8.7mm.
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