Google is making some staggering improvements to its upcoming Pixel 8 Series, especially to its camera department.

Reports state that Pixel 8 Pro will have the next-gen Samsung sensor for better low-light imaging and Staggered HDR support. Further, a doubled ultrawide camera and an improved ToF sensor for faster autofocus are noted. Here’s more;

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro Leaked Camera Features

Google’s Pixel 7 Series is one of the best Android phones you can buy today, but it’s still not a great camera phone yet. Though these handsets sports some really cool hardware and software, they’re still behind the industry heads – like Samsung and Apple.

Well, Google is set to change this with the introduction of its upcoming flagship series – Pixel 8, later this year. Rumors note that the upcoming Pixel 8 Series will have a newer ISOCELL GN2 sensor, which is about 35% bigger than its predecessor in Pixel 7 Series.

This allows the phone to consume more light, helping in low-light imaging and dynamic range. Though Samsung’s ISOCELL GN3 is ready to be integrated with the Tensor G3 chip, Google won’t take the chance for the Pixel 8 Series due to thermal constraints.

Well, Google is reported to include Staggered HDR in its upcoming flagship series, which allows the camera to simultaneously take a long and short exposure shot, reducing motion blur and ghosting.

Individual details include the Pixel 8 Pro using a 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor for its ultrawide shots, which is about twice the size of the current 12MP sensor in the Pixel 7 Pro.

The regular Pixel 8, on the other hand, will not have the same ultrawide camera, though. But others like the 5x telephoto and the 11MP selfie camera, will remain unchanged for both phones.

Hardware isn’t the only part Google is improving on, but on a number of software features too. It’s reported that Pixel 8 Series may support a new “Adaptive torch” feature – that will adjust the LED flash intensity depending on the outside scene, ensuring your low-light shots are not overexposed.

Also, there’s a new Segmentation AWB feature to break down the photo into different parts and apply selective processing as required, using AI. All these will raise the mobile photography standard and keep Pixel 8 Series competitive in the flagship phone game.