The Pixel three XL won’t have a dual-lens digicam on the again, a collection of leaked images have proven, and the prototype machine in these pictures appears to be the actual deal. Even although most 2018 Android flagships have dual-lens shooters on the again — considered one of them has three cameras — Google appears to be caught on only one.
Google made Pixel three prototypes with twin rear cameras, in accordance with 9to5Google’s Stephen Hall, however in the end selected to go together with single rear cams:
The similar 9to5Google discovered proof that the thriller brand on the again of the leaked Pixel three prototype is Google’s:
So it appears unlikely that the leaked pictures are faux. As we get nearer to Google’s Pixel three press convention, we’ll see much more leaks, together with precise images of the brand new Pixel three telephones.
Google final yr claimed that the Pixel 2 doesn’t want a twin digicam and that algorithms can change a secondary lens in the case of creating cool portrait footage with depth of discipline results.
The firm boasted on stage that the Pixel 2 digicam will get a 98 rating on DxOMark’s meaningless scoring system, which was the very best rating on the time, beating by one level the iPhone X. However, in critiques, it’s the iPhone X’s twin digicam setup that gained the portrait battle.
Fast-forward to as we speak, and each telephone that scored higher in DxOMark’s rankings than the Pixel 2 has at the least two cameras on the again, with the highest telephone packing three of them. Of course, these telephones have all been launched after the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, so it’s solely doable — doubtless, even, that the Pixel three will leapfrog the competitors but once more when it’s launched later this yr.
It’ll be fascinating to see whether or not Google will point out DxOMark scores on stage through the Pixel three occasion this yr and whether or not a single-camera setup is sufficient to preserve the Pixel three on par with its rivals.