Pixel 8 Pro main camera sensor revealed, following a wrong assumption

Last month, a report surfaced claiming that the Pixel 8 Pro features the ISOCELL GNV sensor. The same sensor that is used in the Vivo X80 Pro handset. Well, it turns out that’s not true. The Pixel 8 Pro sensor has just been revealed, and the ISOCELL GNV assumption was wrong.

The Google Pixel 8 Pro main camera sensor has been revealed

Truth be said, it’s an easy mistake to make, as a similar sensor is used in the phone. The Pixel 8 Pro utilizes the ISOCELL GNK sensor. That is basically a successor to the ISOCELL GN1, and was announced recently. This info comes from Maeil Business Newspaper.

We’re looking at a 50-megapixel camera sensor that brings both improved autofocus and better HDR support compared to its predecessor. The phone was expected to utilize the ISOCELL GN2, but Google opted for an even newer sensor.

The ISOCELL GNK is a 1/1.3-inch sensor with 1.2um pixels. It has Dual Pixel Pro autofocus, and can record 8K video at 30 fps. It can also provide 4K recording at 120 fps. Staggered HDR is supported, as is Smart ISO Pro.

The ISOCELL GNK can capture up to 14-bit RAW image files, while it can also capture full-resolution 50MP frames at 24 fps and 12.5MP pixel-binned frames at 90 fps.

It is a bit surprising Google went for this sensor, but these are good news

It’s somewhat surprising Google went with a sensor this new, but it’s good news, of course. It gives Google a lot more space to improve upon what it offered at launch, and it gives the company’s AI features more of a chance to shine.

Now, the Pixel 8 was not mentioned here, but chances are it runs the exact same setup when the main camera is concerned. Based on what we can see regarding its camera specs, it’s the exact same sensor.