After the release of the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and more recently the Pixel 6a, Google is currently working on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The latter is expected to carry three photo sensors from the ISOCELL range manufactured by the South Korean giant Samsung.
Google has announced the upcoming arrival of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models, but all the technical characteristics are not yet known and rumors are rife about this. If we think they will take advantage of the second generation of Tensor chip developed by Samsung, the developer Kuba Wojciechowski who was able to examine certain bits of code, it seems that the South Korean does not only provide the processor but is also the source of supply for the photo sensor.
Indeed, according to the developer, the next Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro would be equipped with a sensor 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN1 main camera. It is a 1.31 inch module with 1.2µm pixels, dual pixel autofocus. For shots in ultra wide-angle mode, the Pixel 7 but also the Pixel 7 Pro would have a Sony IMX381 sensor having 12 megapixels measuring 1.2 μm. The Pro version has an extra telephoto lens. It could be a Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor with 48 megapixels with phase detection autofocus.
For the selfie camera, the two Google smartphones would benefit from the same sensor, still a Samsung, ISOCELL 3J1 of 11 megapixels.
Google Pixel Fold folding phone would be tested internally
At the same time, we learn that the folding smartphone that Google could soon announce is currently in the internal testing phase. It seems to have a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 main photo sensor with a Sony IMX386 ultra-wide-angle sensor and a Sony IMX363 telephoto lens. There would be an 11-megapixel Sony IMX355 sensor for taking selfies. For the moment, it is still very early before the official presentation of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro because if Google sticks to its schedule, there are more than 3 months left to consider an announcement. Recall that the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were officially announced in October 2021.