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Google likely to use Samsung GN1 50MP sensor for the Pixel 6 phones

By Cookie Monster - on 13 Aug 2021, 12:19am

Google likely to use Samsung GN1 50MP sensor for the Pixel 6 phones

Renders of the Google Pixel 6 models. <br>Image source: Google

The upcoming Google Pixel 6 phones are likely to use Samsung's mobile image sensors. 

Spotted by @Cstark_27, a string of code in Google's new Camera app reveals mentions of "p21" and "gn1_wide" which refer to the Pixel 6 phones and image sensor respectively.

The "gn1_wide" is actually Samsung's first-generation 50MP mobile camera sensor which was announced in May 2020. The ISOCELL GN1 50MP mobile image sensor has a pixel size of 1.2μm and comes with two key features: Dual Pixel and Tetracell. Samsung recently unveiled the second-gen image sensor which has a larger pixel size and Dual Pixel Pro.

Google confirmed that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch "later this fall".

Source: @Cstark_27 via GSMArena

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