Hidden in plain sight: the Google Pixel website seems to be teasing us with camera samples

Hidden in plain sight: the Google Pixel website seems to be teasing us with camera samples
So, just hours earlier, we saw the Google teaser for the upcoming Pixel smartphones. A rather bland rectangle, presumably showing the phones' shape (by the way — this is what it looks like), and a date is what greeted us over at madeby.google.com. You'd think “OK, October 4th, that's that!”. Seems like there is more to the minimalistic site, however.

We can now see different photos cycling through the rectangular shape. Now, while it is nowhere specified that these pictures were taken with a Pixel phone, it definitely seems like it's implied. For one, Google has been making some big steps towards better phone photography since last year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and seeing how the pictures seem to have been picked to be dynamic and challenging for your average smartphone camera, we'd say the hint is clear — the Pixel and Pixel XL will put a huge emphasis on upgrading Google phones' cameras further.

Now, you probably want to get a good glimpse of all of the photos. Luckily, we were able to download all of them, so you can check them out in the gallery below! Save for a couple of them, these aren't full-size images, so we can't really comment on detail, but we have to say — the colors, contrast, and dynamics look pretty good! Again — assuming the photos were actually taken with Pixel phones.

Thanks, Ahmed!

source: Google

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1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks good..so is S & Note & iphone - 7s

2. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Who gets paid to travel and take these pictures? I want that job!

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

they are out there, believe it or not. I just don't know....

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Then go file an application for that job with your CV! :D Anyways, the color accuracy and contrast is top-notch. Can't wait to play with it.

10. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 926; Member since: May 07, 2014

Seems to be heavily edited...

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I can use them as wallpapers. They look great.

5. Scarambay unregistered

They look like they are just random wallpapers and not necessarily taken by the new Pixel phones. I don't mind if I'm proved wrong, though.

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Holy mother of god. These look better than even the 6P, which is the best camera I ever laid my eyes on. google's HDR+ is so good that it can turn even the mediocre camera on the nexus 5 to take good shots. I'm worried that no other company is doing that kind of thing.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The difference is if this were to be taken by the iphone, people wouild have found a way to discredit those pictures. Seeing as its google/android, we all find a way to praise it even when we don't know what the actual scenes look like.. Same with the apple loyalists too. Moral of this is. Your judgement is too subjective at this point. Wait till the phone is announced and when side by side comparisions are made. Not like I'm antagonising you but I can't help but feel your opinions would be opposite if it were another company like apple. I might be wrong tho

11. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

These photos are great. Just look at the last shot. No phone is capable of that. And even this phone isn't. The point is that HDR+ is that good to combine photos to create this shot. Let me bring an example. HTC 10 uses the same camera as the 6P, just with wider aperture and OIS, and hence destroys the 6P when using auto mode. But when you turn on HDR+, 6P is a whole another beast and can't be beat with any smartphone in low light, not even the mighty S7. Let alone the iPhone.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Hope you're right, Tyrion. You don't mind still being called Tyrion, do you?

8. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

but price will suck

12. alihafeez

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Picture #28 answers your query, the reflection in the glass ball shows a black mobile taking the snap....WOHOO... hope the price don't kill

15. AlikMalix unregistered

1. The guy taking a pic in the glass ball isn't the photo you're looking at, look at the direction he's holding. 2. The woman's arm is extended suggesting that she's holding the camera as a selfie.

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