A developer uncovered camera data for the Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, a Pixel tablet, and a Pixel foldable smartphone in July. The same developer discovered camera details in Android 13 Quarterly Platform Release 1’s code.
This second Pixel foldable, nicknamed “Felix,” has exterior and interior cameras. The rear camera system includes 64MP IMX787 (main), 12MP IMX386 (ultrawide), and 10.8MP S5K3J1 (telephoto). Inner camera utilises 8MP IMX355 sensor, while front camera uses S5K3J1 sensor.
The camera HAL, however, seems to indicate something completely different. “Felix”, F10, includes multiple references to folded and unfolded states, as well as outer and inner cameras. pic.twitter.com/YrwJ482hdz
— Kuba Wojciechowski⚡ (@Za_Raczke) September 8, 2022
Wojciechowski said the rear camera system includes a 64MP IMX787 primary shooter, S5K3J1 telephoto sensor (10.8MP), and IMX386 ultrawide camera (12MP). The inner camera is an 8MP IMX355 sensor (earlier Pixel smartphones), and the exterior camera is an S5K3J1 sensor. The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra originally used the IMX787.
We think this is a Fold-style folding rather than a clamshell device, given most clamshell foldables (save the Huawei P50 Pocket) have two rear cameras.
The move from the 50MP GN1 to the IMX787 is also interesting. After years of utilising the 12MP IMX363 sensor, Google adopted the GN1 for the Pixel 6 series, and the Pixel 7 series is expected to keep it.
Samsung might use foldable competition in worldwide markets, but there’s no official announcement on whether this product will be released. Huawei is the only OEM still releasing foldables outside China. We hope Google provides us a preview of its October 6 event.