Pixel 8 Pro uses Samsung ISOCELL GNV camera sensor

According to credible insights from XDA Developers, the freshly unveiled Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have both witnessed enhancements in their primary camera sensors. However, these are not the 1/1.12-inch, 1.4µm, 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensors as proclaimed by @UniverseIce in April.

While Google remains reticent about the specific model of the primary sensor employed in these devices, XDA Developers has definitively revealed that both phones are armed with Samsung’s ISOCELL GNV sensor, identical to the VIVO X80 Pro’s. This sensor shares its specifications with the ISOCELL GN1 found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, boasting 1/1.31 inches and 1.2µm 50-megapixel pixels. Nevertheless, the ISOCELL GNV garners a 21% augmentation in light intake compared to its ISOCELL GN1 counterpart.

Diving into telephoto and ultra-wide realms, only the Pixel 8 Pro has undergone revisions. Its ultra-wide segment escalates to 48 megapixels, while the telephoto end incorporates a novel aperture design, reputedly offering swifter responsiveness. Conversely, the standard Pixel 8 retains its antecedent’s ultra-wide specifications and eschews the periscopic telephoto camera altogether.

An intriguing addition to the Pixel 8 Pro is a novel temperature sensor, adept at gauging the warmth of food and other items.

Thus, assessing solely the hardware configurations of their imaging systems, Google’s flagship devices for this year—the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro—might seem less impressive compared to the Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra, both of which employ the ISOCELL GN2 sensor. Intriguingly, while the VIVO X80 Pro has already harnessed the ISOCELL GNV, Samsung has remained silent on this sensor, with no official page delineating its specifications. Regardless, judging from online snapshots and video segments, the Pixel 8 Pro’s visual prowess stands toe-to-toe with this year’s flagship devices. Those keen may peruse video reviews published by PBKreviews for a more nuanced understanding.