There’s a lot to look forward to with Google pixel 7 this year, especially the Tensor chipset where we’re curious and eager to see what kind of upgrades Google might bring to the table. Unfortunately, when it comes to cameras, it looks like Google won’t do anything with them.
That’s according to a tweet from leakster Yogesh Brar who claims the Pixel 7 should continue to use the same camera hardware as its predecessors, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. For context, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro both use a 5MP f/1.9 25mm main camera, as well as a 12MP f/2.2 17mm camera, with the Pro sporting an additional 48MP f/3.5 104mm telephoto lens.
We will most likely see the same optics on the Pixel 7/7 Pro as on the Pixel 6/6 Pro.
The sensors could see some optimization, the rest of the magic will be done by the software
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) April 14, 2022
This means that assuming Brar is right, the Pixel 7 phones could end up sporting the same hardware. The leakster claims that Google will most likely make optimization improvements and any changes to the camera will mostly be done on the software side.
However, we can’t really say that we are too disappointed. Google has proven to be very adept when it comes to camera software. A good example would be Night Sight, which has seen many other manufacturers copy the feature, and the company has also managed to achieve bokeh while using a single lens, while other companies had to rely on multiple cameras to achieve the same effect.
This means that even if there are no hardware changes, as long as the software is good, that should be enough (we hope).