Google today released the fourth beta version of Android 12. In addition to other changes, such as the Android 12 Easter egg and the ability to quickly share images from the current app’s screen, the beta version also includes an updated Google app. And found lines pointing to Samsung’s new sensor in Pixel 6 and Exynos modems.
Pixel 6 May Feature Samsung 50MP ISOCELL GN1 Sensor
We have learned from previous leaks that Pixel 6 and 6 Pro may have a 50 MP main sensor. In the latest Gcam application, cstark27 found the string “gn1_wide_p21”, which may be a reference to the Samsung 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor.
One of the main advantages of the Samsung sensor is that it can provide an autofocus speed comparable to that of a digital SLR camera. We have seen mobile phones equipped with this sensor before, such as Vivo X60 Pro+.
Although this is a significant improvement over the 12.2 MP Sony IMX363 sensor that Google has used in Pixel phones for many years, it remains to be seen whether it will mark the end of the Sony IMX sensor in the Pixel series. Google may plan to use Samsung’s sensors for the upcoming flagship Pixels with Google’s Tensor chip.
While viewing another Google application, cstark27 found a link to a Samsung Exynos 5123 modem. According to the tweet, the “g5123b” modem belongs to five devices: Oriole (Pixel 6), Raven (Pixel 6 Pro), Passport (Pixel folding), and slider (currently unknown).
A few days after rumors that the tensor chip might be renamed Exynos 9855, development work began.