If you are curious about the specifications of the camera sensors used in the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones; In this case, the good news for you is that an experienced developer has found out about this through a detailed examination of the Google code snippet. Although this was by no means easy to do. Google has hidden the names of all the sensors in the code and this has been done with the aim of preventing information disclosure.
According to a developer named Kuba Wojciechowski, it is still possible to discover sensor IDs and match them to real parts using various sources such as camera drivers on GitHub. So now let’s look at the discovered IDs for the sensors. Based on this, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones use Samsung’s ISOCELL GN1 sensor for their main camera, just like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. Also, these handsets use the same ultra-wide lens with the IMX381 sensor made by Sony.
The selfie cameras of both handsets are completely similar to each other, and this time we will see the use of the 11 megapixel Samsung 3J1 sensor with dual-pixel autofocus. Google Pixel 7 Pro will be equipped with a new telephoto sensor named Samsung GM1. As a reminder, it should be noted that Google Pixel 6 Pro uses a sensor very similar to Sony’s IMX586.
It is interesting to note that another smartphone with the code name Lynx is also mentioned. This handset is equipped with a main camera with an ISOCELL GN1 sensor and also uses a Sony IMX787 sensor with an unknown function (probably for the telephoto camera). The selfie sensor used by this handset is also new and will be of Sony IMX712 type with 13 megapixel resolution.
The Lynx-identified device may be marketed as the Pixel 7 Ultra or simply a hardware platform developed by Google to perform internal tests on new camera sensors after they are delivered by suppliers.
The Google Pixel tablet is also equipped with 2 camera sensors, one on the front and the other on the back panel of the device. Both cameras of this gadget use Sony IMX355 sensor. This sensor is exactly the same as the one used for the selfie camera of the Google Pixel 6 smartphone.
Finally, Google’s foldable Pixel phone is equipped with a main camera with a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, an ultra-wide lens with a Sony IMX386 sensor, an IMX363 sensor (probably for the telephoto module) and an IMX355 sensor; It will be exactly the same as the one used for the Google Pixel 6 selfie camera. Therefore, the selfie camera of Google’s future foldable phone will most likely use the IMX355 sensor.