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The Pixel 5 was a disappointment in terms of specs and power, but 2021 might bring Pixel fans devices that would be a lot more exciting than last year’s “flagship.” For starters, rumors said last year that Google and Samsung are workingthat could power Pixel handsets and other gadgets. This would allow Google to free itself from Qualcomm and better control one of the most important smartphone components. Separately, Google is also supposedly working , which would mark the company’s first attempt in this smartphone form factor.
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A brand new leak teases at a few design changes that Google is considering for the upcoming Pixels, including the Pixel 6. But there’s no sign of folding screens just yet, although Google might be preparing the software for that particular type of smartphone design.
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Google will launch a Pixel 5a version, various reports have said. The handset’s design leaked a few weeks ago, indicating that Google might use the current Pixel 4a 5G phone design for the new handset. dug through the recently released Google Camera app for Pixel phones and found a few details about the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6.
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Recent one-star Play Store reviews mention camera failures in older Pixel phonesIt’s not an entirely new problem. Android Police has been tracking camera issues that have plagued Pixel 2 phones primarily over the last year, and it notes more devices seem to be affected now. Owners say that Google’s suggested fixes don’t remedy the problem and that they experience the same problem when using third-party camera apps. The Pixel 2 series recently got its last security update, but there’s no logical reason why the camera should stop functioning as a result.
The Camera app has code that explains how the app handles the hole-punch selfie camera’s location. This code indicates that the selfie camera will have a smaller radius than the Pixel 4a — 55 pixels vs. 65 pixels. The hole punch camera should be slightly smaller than last year.
More interesting are the details concerning the Pixel 6 camera that suggest the selfie camera will support 4K video recording. That would be a massive upgrade over what’s currently possible on the Pixel 5, which only supports Full HD video recordings at this time.
The code also indicates that the Pixel 6 camera will be placed in the top-center of the screen rather than the top-left like on the Pixel 5. That might seem like a tiny, inconsequential detail. It doesn’t matter where the hole punch selfie camera sits, as the results are identical in terms of overall appearance and screen-to-body ratio. But the placement change will also force Google to make changes to the user interface. The clock and notification indicators will return to the top-left of the screen.
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More importantly, the selfie placement is essential for future. It’s unclear what design Google is going for. The foldable Pixel could sport a clamshell design like the Galaxy Z Flip, or Google could go for the regular smartphone/tablet Galaxy Z Fold 2 option.
If it’s the latter, and Google is making a Pixel Fold type of phone, then Google has various options for the selfie camera. If the internal screen should feature a selfie camera, then it can’t be placed right in the middle of the foldable screen, as that’s where the hinge sits. That’s why the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s internal selfie camera is off-center. It’s centered on the right half of the foldable display.
On the other hand, if Google will only place a selfie camera on the external display, then the selfie camera can’t sit in the top-left corner, which is where the hinge will be. Again, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can be used as an example.
That said, there’s no indication that Google will launch a foldable Pixel this year. But 9to5Google does say that it’s aware of two codenames for purported Pixel 6 devices, including Oriole and Raven. The former might be the Pixel 6. It’s unclear whether Google will launch a Pixel 6 XL phone this year or whether a Pixel Fold would act as the XL version.
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Google Has Canceled the Pixel 5a, Multiple Reports Claim [Update: The Pixel 5a Is Still Alive] .
Update: While rumors originally claimed another gadget had fallen victim to the global chip crunch, Google has now officially debunked previous reports that the Pixel 5a had been cancelled. © Photo: Sam Rutherford Google has now refuted previous reports and has provided an official statement to Gizmodo saying the “Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.