The Google Pixel 6 could take care of a big camera upgrade, but this time because of its selfie snapper, instead of amplifying a series of rear cameras.
New patent discovered Patent Apple shows a new design of the Pixel phone that does not include any visible front camera. In other words, it either doesn’t have it, or it hides under the screen.
Although the ZTE Axon 20 5G led the charge on selfie cameras under the screen, its results are amazing. But he opened the door to other phones to follow him, and it looks like the Pixel 6 could be one of them.
However, Google’s patent does not go into details. Therefore, we must assume only on the basis of illustrations.
The fact that there is no clear camera on the screen suggests that it may be hiding under the screen. At this point, we can only speculate educatedly about what is going on, as the patent does not directly mention the camera below the screen.
We have already seen the leak stating that The Pixel 5 Pro can contain a camera below the screen. The images that are supposed to be the upcoming phone reportedly show the fact that there is no camera for drilling holes, which is a common feature in most of the best Android phones from 2020.
While this leak does not rule out the possibility of a pop-up camera, the discovery of this patent suggests that we will very soon see a camera below the screen on a Pixel phone. The only question is whether it will launch with the Pixel 5 Pro, which is expected in early 2021, or later with the Pixel 6.
But a patent does not necessarily mean that a feature is guaranteed in the near future. So we’re going to have to wait and see what else is leaking over the next few months, and then try to figure out if Google has an undercover camera waiting in its wings.
We only hope that Google’s hypothetical under-screen camera technology performs much better than ZTE’s. It managed to take mediocre photos from the front camera, especially compared to other phones on the market, like the OnePlus 8T with its excellent selfie camera.
It wasn’t bad for the first try, but we’d expect Google to do a much better job, especially considering how well Google Pixel 5 handles image processing.
We’ll bring you more about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 5 Pro the way we hear it.