- The latest Android 12 beta seems to contain some details about the main camera sensor and SoC modem used in the Pixel 6 series.
- The information indicates that Google is purchasing these two components from Samsung.
After Google abandoned official renderings and information about its homemade chips last week, Google’s Pixel 6 series must become one of the most anticipated products. Now, the Android 12 beta 4 released yesterday hints at some details about the camera and SoC of the upcoming Google phone.
As one person discovered Sida Members, the new Google Camera app in the latest Android 12 beta contains a string of code called “gn1_wide_p21”. This shows that Google can use Samsung’s ISOCELL 50MP GN1 sensor as the main wide-angle camera for 2021 Pixels.
Samsung launched the 50MP GN1 sensor last year. Its sensor size is 1/1.31 inches, the pixel is 1.2 microns, while the pixel of Samsung’s other high-resolution sensors is 0.8 microns. Even if the resolution drops, larger pixels mean better low-light performance. However, Samsung also introduced a 50MP GN2 sensor earlier this year. It offers a larger sensor size and 1.4-micron pixels, which is used in most Google’s Pixel phones. It would make more sense for the Pixel 6 series to use updated Samsung sensors. Of course, we can only be sure when Google reveals more details about its new phone.
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For its value, a Earlier leak It is also suggested that Pixel 6 will be equipped with a 50MP camera, although it is a Sony, not a Samsung sensor.
Pixel chip made by Samsung?
Google has traditionally relied on Qualcomm to meet its smartphone SoC needs, but this year it is doing things internally. It is reported that Samsung is using its 5nm process to handle the production of Tensor chips.
The system APK in Android 12 beta 4 also references the “g5123b” modem. This modem is mapped to five devices: Oriole, Raven, Passport, Slider, and an unknown fifth device. The first two codenames are believed to belong to Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and Passport is the codename of the rumored Google foldable phone.
Sida It is pointed out that “g5123b” is likely to be based on Samsung’s Exynos modem 5123, which is used in the Exynos variant of Galaxy S20 and Note 20 phones.The most recent report is from Galaxy Club It is also claimed that Tensor is actually Samsung’s Exynos 9855 chip, which is between the Exynos 2100 of the Galaxy S21 series and the upcoming Exynos chip with AMD GPU. It is expected to power the Galaxy S22 series.