The Google Pixel 6 series has just been presented by the Mountain View giant and is currently only available in some markets (in Italy, for example, it will arrive only at the beginning of next year) but the attention of the technological world is already shifting to next phone that the US manufacturer could launch: we are talking about Google Pixel 6a.
This is, of course, a mid-range smartphone, destined to take the place of Google Pixel 5a and which could reserve some interesting surprises for mobile photography enthusiasts. According to what was reported by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, references to two new mysterious devices, nicknamed cloud ripper and bluejay, have been found in the Google code, with the relative photographic sensors that they should boast.
First clues on the photographic sector of Google Pixel 6a
Starting with the code name cloud ripper, it is not clear which smartphone should hide behind it but, according to what was discovered in the Google code, this device should be able to count on four sensors:
- Samsung GN1
- Sony IMX663
- Sony IMX586
- Sony IMX386
This is the identical endowment of Google Pixel 6 Pro and this suggests that it could be a sort of development platform created by the Mountain View giant to test new software features before making them available to all users in its new flagship smartphone.
At the moment, however, it is not possible to exclude that it is instead the photographic sector of Google Pixel Fold, which is the expected first folding smartphone of the Mountain View giant. Moving on to the second codename, bluejay, it could be the one behind which Google Pixel 6a hides, whose photographic sector should be able to count on the following three sensors:
- Sony IMX363
- Sony IMX386
- Sony IMX355
Compared to the Google Pixel 5a (equipped with a dual rear camera with 12MP primary sensor and 16MP ultra wide-angle) there could be a slight improvement (particularly with regards to the ultra wide-angle sensor, which should be able to capture more light). See you at the next previews to find out more.