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Pixel 6a leak could be bad news for Google’s next budget phone

The Pixel 6a is rumored to be coming soon, and we might get a first look at it at Google I/O next month. However, it may be missing one or more camera features that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had when they arrived.

it according to android developer Cuba WojciechowskiVia XDA developer who looked at the Pixel Tips app code on Pixel phones and discovered motion mode lock accessible to Google’s current flagship

Wojciechowski found that Pixel Tips is programmed to provide motion mode advice to all phones in the “PIXEL_2021_EXPERIENCE” category. However, there is also a disclaimer for a device called “Bluejay” which is codenamed for the latter.

This suggests that the camera hardware may be physically incapable while the Pixel 6a goes through computational effort to perform its functions. We’ve previously heard that the Pixel 6a may use an older camera sensor than the Pixel 6, and this is strong evidence pointing in the direction. If so, it’s odd that the design leaks show the distinctive camera “visor” that appears on new phones. Maybe it’s just for show.

Even if that’s true, it’s not a fatal flaw with the Pixel 6a. Motion mode (the ability to combine multiple photos into one using machine learning in Pixel 6 to create the illusion of motion blur) is a nice touch, but there are few deal breakers.

The downgrade to camera specs will be disappointing, but we’re still talking about the 3rd-gen Pixel and most recently the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor used to great effect on the Pixel 5. These phones always outweigh their weight when it comes to camera performance, and there’s no reason to think that the Pixel 6a will be different in this regard when it launches later this year.

Of course, Google has always been on the lookout for price cuts for the Pixel 6a. The camera is the obvious place for this. A recently leaked benchmark suggests that a step back from camera technology seems like a reasonable compromise given that the phone can deliver the same processing power as its regular price counterpart.

Hopefully we can figure it out one way or another when Google I/O 2022 starts on May 11th. Check Tom’s Guide in your browser for the latest news as soon as it happens.


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Pixel 6a leak could be bad news for Google’s next budget phone

The Pixel 6a is rumored to be close to launch, and we may even get our first look as early as next month’s Google I/O. But when it does arrive, it may be missing at least one camera feature found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
That’s according to Android developer Kuba Wojciechowski, via XDA Developers, who delved into the code for the Pixel Tips app found on Pixel phones and discovered an exclusion around the Motion Mode that Google’s current flagships have access to. 
Wojciechowski found that Pixel Tips is programmed to offer advice about Motion Mode to all phones in the “PIXEL_2021_EXPERIENCE” category — which is to say anything with the first-generation Tensor chip found in the Pixel 6 and almost certainly the Pixel 6a. However, there is also an exclusion for a device called “bluejay” — which is reportedly the codename for the latter.
That suggests that while the Pixel 6a may have the computational grunt to run the feature, the camera hardware might not be physically capable. We’ve previously heard that the Pixel 6a may use an older camera sensor than the Pixel 6, and this is some strong evidence pointing in that direction. Though if that is the case, then it’s strange that design leaks show the distinctive camera ‘visor’ appearing on the new phone: perhaps it’s just there for show.
Not that this will be a fatal flaw for the Pixel 6a even if it is true. Motion Mode — a feature that allows the Pixel 6 to combine multiple photos into one via machine learning for the illusion of motion blur — is a nice-to-have extra, but it’s hardly a deal breaker. 
Plus, while it would be disappointing to see a downgrade in the camera specs, we are still talking about the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, which was used to great effect in three Pixel generations, and as recently as the Pixel 5. These phones have always punched above their weight in terms of camera performance, and there’s no reason to believe the Pixel 6a will be any different in that respect when it arrives later this year.
And of course Google was always going to have to cut corners in order to make price cuts on the Pixel 6a — and the camera is one obvious place to do that. Given that recently leaked benchmarks indicate that the phone could offer the same processing performance as the full-price offering, a backwards step in camera tech seems a reasonable compromise.
We’ll hopefully find out one way or another when Google I/O 2022 starts on May 11, so keep your browser set to Tom’s Guide for all the latest news as it happens.

#Pixel #leak #bad #news #Googles #budget #phone

Pixel 6a leak could be bad news for Google’s next budget phone

The Pixel 6a is rumored to be close to launch, and we may even get our first look as early as next month’s Google I/O. But when it does arrive, it may be missing at least one camera feature found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
That’s according to Android developer Kuba Wojciechowski, via XDA Developers, who delved into the code for the Pixel Tips app found on Pixel phones and discovered an exclusion around the Motion Mode that Google’s current flagships have access to. 
Wojciechowski found that Pixel Tips is programmed to offer advice about Motion Mode to all phones in the “PIXEL_2021_EXPERIENCE” category — which is to say anything with the first-generation Tensor chip found in the Pixel 6 and almost certainly the Pixel 6a. However, there is also an exclusion for a device called “bluejay” — which is reportedly the codename for the latter.
That suggests that while the Pixel 6a may have the computational grunt to run the feature, the camera hardware might not be physically capable. We’ve previously heard that the Pixel 6a may use an older camera sensor than the Pixel 6, and this is some strong evidence pointing in that direction. Though if that is the case, then it’s strange that design leaks show the distinctive camera ‘visor’ appearing on the new phone: perhaps it’s just there for show.
Not that this will be a fatal flaw for the Pixel 6a even if it is true. Motion Mode — a feature that allows the Pixel 6 to combine multiple photos into one via machine learning for the illusion of motion blur — is a nice-to-have extra, but it’s hardly a deal breaker. 
Plus, while it would be disappointing to see a downgrade in the camera specs, we are still talking about the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, which was used to great effect in three Pixel generations, and as recently as the Pixel 5. These phones have always punched above their weight in terms of camera performance, and there’s no reason to believe the Pixel 6a will be any different in that respect when it arrives later this year.
And of course Google was always going to have to cut corners in order to make price cuts on the Pixel 6a — and the camera is one obvious place to do that. Given that recently leaked benchmarks indicate that the phone could offer the same processing performance as the full-price offering, a backwards step in camera tech seems a reasonable compromise.
We’ll hopefully find out one way or another when Google I/O 2022 starts on May 11, so keep your browser set to Tom’s Guide for all the latest news as it happens.

#Pixel #leak #bad #news #Googles #budget #phone


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