A new version 8.5 of the Google Camera app for Pixel smartphones has begun rolling out and 9to5Google has spotted some evidence about the Google Pixel 7 in its latest “APK Insight” post.
There’s evidence that suggests that both the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will use new front-facing camera sensors that are capable of recording 4K video. This is denoted by the camera tags found within the APK’s code “p21_front_setup” which was previously only tagged on the Pixel 6 Pro.
As of now, it isn’t known whether the Pixel 7 duo will equip the same 11.1MP sensor found in the Google Pixel 6 Pro, but 9to5Google is certain of both devices’ ability to do front-facing 4K like the Pixel 6 Pro (the Pixel 6 isn’t able to).
On to the Pixel Tablet: The code found “includes early preparations” for the tablet and there’s a sliver of evidence suggesting that the unreleased Pixel Tablet has a single rear-facing camera. It is only presumed that this Tablet would have a front-facing camera at all, but it is still too early to call it given that the Google Pixel Tablet is not expected to arrive until sometime next year.
Other things found regarding the Pixel Tablet include feature removals. The Pixel Tablet won’t have many of the camera features from the Pixel smartphones including: 4K recording at 60 fps, 4K recording (at all), Audio Zoom, Slow Motion, and Action Pan photos.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro were unveiled during Google I/O last month and are expected to be fully announced, along with the Google Pixel Watch, sometime this fall.