A few days ago, I told you that the monster Pixel 3 XL leaks we had just seen showed a confusing detail about Google's camera development process for the handset. The phone has a lens camera on the back, as Google thinks it's enough to deliver great photos, even if competing devices pack two or three lenses on the back. But to improve selfies, Google definitely needs another camera on the front. Now, a whole new leak tells us how serious Google is about the front cameras in the upcoming Pixel 3 series.
On Thursday, we watched a series of pictures showing the Pixel 3 phone, the smaller device that will not pack a hack like iPhone X. The leak is also listed with handset specifications and reveals the actual camera hardware of the selfie cameras:
One of the two front cameras has an 8-megapixel sensor with two openings, including f / 1.8 and f / 2.2. The other camera, also an 8 megapixel sensor, has only one aperture, f / 1.8.
If the first camera's variable opening is known, it's a camera feature we've seen this year on Samsung's two flagship Galaxy S9 + and Galaxy Note 9. The variable blender control controls the light current and should enhance low-light shooting .
Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have the same camera hardware, including two lens cameras on the front. Google adamant that it offers the same features on both pixels, and it will be essentially the case this year. So, if this new leak is accurate, then Pixel 3 XL will also have a dual-lens self-camera with a variable aperture on an objective.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 3 phones and other hardware on October 9th in New York, according to a recent leak.