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Google Pixel 3, 3 XL cameras to sport a new Visual Core chip and Super Selfies support

The Google Pixel 3 smartphone could feature a dual-camera setup at the front, according to reports.

  • Published: August 24, 2018 2:23 PM IST
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Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are expected to launch in October and it’s no surprise that a number of rumors around them have only risen lately. Only yesterday, we came across some high-resolution images of the Pixel 3 XL and its retail box. But while we’ve gotten a good idea of the smartphone’s design and its possible features, the images also raise a lot of questions around the device’s camera setup.

The images posted yesterday confirm that Google will be continue to skip the dual-camera setup at the back and will instead be opting for one at the front with the new Pixel smartphones. While that might not sound at par with its other flagship competition in the market, now a new report from 9to5Google claims Google to be making upgrades to the camera in other ways.

According to the report, Google believes that the dual-front camera on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will take even better selfies this time around. Having a secondary camera should enable better bokeh styled portrait images. But Google seems to have made further improvements to help these images stand out when compared to its competition. Google in fact has been stated to call these ‘Super Selfies’. Not just that, the secondary camera is also said to sport a wide-angle lens.

There have been improvements made in the software department as well. In the Face retouching feature, the camera app will also carry Natural and Soft options, along with a zoom-in capability. A few other selfie-related features are also expected to be introduced. Lastly, the dual-front facing camera will also help boost security and facial recognition features, but it’s still unclear what they would be. That said, the answer to this might also reveal why the Pixel 3 XL has such as big notch, something that was also confirmed yesterday.

Coming to the rear camera, Google is said to be making improvements to it by adding a new Visual Core chip. While the full extent of its advantages are still unknown, the report states that one of the key improvements will be with HDR+. Along with that, the camera has been touted to click great images in low light conditions.

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While we’ve already gotten a good look at the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we’re sure more details will be revealed through rumors and leaks in the next few weeks, leading up to the launch. We’ll surely be updating the space the moment we get more information on it.

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  • Published Date: August 24, 2018 2:23 PM IST