The Google Pixel 8 Pro could feature a vital camera upgrade


  • The Pixel 8 Pro and its vanilla sibling are likely to be revealed at I/O in May
  • Google could also take the wraps off the Pixel 7a during the annual event
  • On top of the camera upgrades, the Pixel 8 series will also mark the official debut of Android 14

The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the company’s flagship smartphones right now, but things won’t stay that way for long. Google has already scheduled the I/O event for May 10, with some exciting products expected to be revealed. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships are likely to be unveiled, with the release scheduled for later in the year. We’re now learning some new information about the camera tech donning the Pixel 8 series later this year, more specifically, the Pro variant.

A routine APK teardown of the Google Camera app (version 8.8) by the 9to5Google team discovered some hints about the feature, known as “Multi-camera Super Res Zoom” and split into two types — Hawk and FusionZoom. The team says the Hawk Super Res Zoom could be enabled during Night Sight photos, exclusively for the Pixel 8 Pro.

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This effectively puts the primary and the telephoto cameras into action, extending the shot’s duration. The Camera app eventually merges these photos for one seemingly perfect Night Shot photograph. It’s worth noting that the Pixel 7 series can also take photos using the telephoto and main cameras, so the tech used with the next-gen flagships won’t be new to Google.

Some software magic is also expected to be onboard the two new Pixel 8 devices. Meanwhile, the development of Android 14 is also going along smoothly, with Google expected to offer additional information on the late 2023 software release at I/O. Expectedly, both Pixel 8 phones will launch with Android 14 out of the box. Some other Google products, such as the Pixel 7a may also be revealed during the course of the event in California.

Source: 9to5Google