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