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New Google leak reveals revolutionary Pixel 8 Pro upgrade

Google’s next-generation Pixel 8 Pro smartphone is about to get a major camera upgrade that could set it apart from the competition when it comes to shooting videos.

according to a new report from 9to5GoogleGoogle’s game-changing “Night Sight” technology is about to make the leap from photos to videos in the company’s 2023 flagship model. This is potentially a huge differentiating feature for the Pixel 8 Pro model, not only from the base model Pixel 8, but potentially from all other smartphones in the market too, if past results are anything to go by.

Launched in 2018, Google’s original Night Sight feature redefined the expectations of low-light photography in smartphones, giving the Pixel 3 a huge boost in picture quality compared to rivals like Apple’s iPhone XS. If you need a reminder of what a huge difference this makes, check out the example images in Google’s original Night Sight blog post.

Sadly, the report doesn’t go into detail on exactly how Night Sight will work for video, but if the technology offers anything like the level of progress achieved by the original photo version, it will most likely Could prove to be one of the big selling points. Pixel 8 Pro.

Of course, simply using the term “Night Sight for video” doesn’t guarantee equal improvement with its photo-based counterpart. However, the primary camera on the Pixel 8 range is expected to feature Samsung’s Isocel GN2 sensor – an upgrade from the Isocel GN1 used in the current Pixel 7 line-up.

The Isocell GN2 offers better low-light performance due to its larger physical size, and also includes a number of improvements such as Staggered HDR, which allows it to capture bright highlights and deep shadows at the same time. This improved camera hardware, combined with the Pixel 8’s new Tensor G3 processor, gives Google a solid foundation to work its usual AI magic with low-light video.

Night Sight for videos might not be the only camera feature of the Pixel 8 Pro. The first leak hinted at a new dual-camera Night Sight mode, which enables the feature to be used for the first time in zoomed-in telephoto shots.

The same report also confirms that the Pixel 8 series will retain support for physical SIM cards, despite the recent rumors to the contrary,

All will be revealed when the new Pixel 8 range is launched on October 4.

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