Google Pixel and Pixel XL (Sailfish/Marlin) to flaunt the same Sony-made front and back cameras


Upcoming HTC-made “ex-Nexus” phones Pixel and Pixel XL, previously known by their codenames —Sailfish and Marlin respectively — will reportedly flaunt the same Sony-branded front and back shooters.

As we recently reported, the Google Pixel XL was tipped to sport a Sony IMX378 sensor in its rear-facing camera — a slight upgrade over last year’s 12 MP IMX377 sensors found on the backs of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X — and an 8 MP Sony IMX179 sensor in its selfie shooter — the same one that powered the main camera of the Nexus 5 in 2013. Now, notorious HTC leak-meister LlabTooFeR claims that the same Sony-made CMOS sensors will supposedly make an appearance on the Pixel XL, will also be featured in its smaller sibling, the Google Pixel.

According to LlabTooFeR, the IMX378 will be a 12 MP sensor, just like last year’s IMX377, but a slight upgrade is to be expected, though, we are still not sure what it might entail. Тhe rumor mill is keeping mum on the matter, but here's hoping!

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be unveiled at this year’s Google conference in San Francisco, on October 4. For the full rumor scoop on the upcoming HTC-made phones, check out our hefty rumor round-up:

source: LlabTooFeR (1), (2) via Reddit

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