We’ve seen a lot of Pixel 3 XL hardware leaks lately that’ve given us several early peeks at Google’s next flagship smartphone. Today we’re changing things up a bit, though, with info on some of the features of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
A new report claims to have more info on the dual front-facing cameras on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Sources speaking to 9to5Google say that Google wants to enable both phones to capture better selfies and that the company is allegedly working on a feature called “Super Selfies”. It’s said that the selfies snapped with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are similar to portrait images captured on other devices, but that Google is making improvements to help its Pixel phones stand out.
Today’s report also says that one of the front cameras on both new Pixel phones will boast a wide angle sensor. Finally, it’s suggested that Google may utilize the dual front camera setup on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for an improved facial recognition security feature, too, but details on this tidbit of info are pretty light.
Meanwhile, Google is working to improve the rear camera performance on its new Pixels to further show that you only need a single rear shooter, not a dual rear camera setup like so many other device makers have adopted. Google is reportedly working to make low light photos excellent with the Pixel 3’s rear camera, and it’s also said that Google is adding a new Visual Core chip that’ll be used for “more than just HDR+”.
Camera performance has been a major focus of the two previous generations of Pixel phones, so it’s no surprise to hear that Google is doing the same with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The performance of the rear cameras on Google’s past two generations of Pixel phones has been highly regarded, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of selfies the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL can take with Google making them a focus and going so far as to add a second front-facing camera to both models.
Google is expected to officially introduce the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event in early October.