Would you like to see a dual camera system on the next Google Pixel phone?

Would you like to see a dual camera system on the next Google Pixel phone?
Dual cams seem to be turning into a fad as of late, though, manufacturers still can't come to an agreement on how they should be utilized. Some stick a wide-angle lens for the secondary camera, some have a telephoto lens for optical zoom-in, and others don't have a particularly special lens over the second camera, but its sensor is used purely for “assistive” purposes, collecting information on objects, distance and so on.

With a lot of manufacturers looking at the tech, Samsung is rumored to feature a dual cam on its Note 8 and we got to thinking — what if the One True Android Phone, *ahem*, the Pixel features one, too? Now, don't get this poll the wrong way, we haven't heard a rumor or leak that points towards this possibility. We just got to wondering...

Would you like to see a dual camera on the next Pixel phone?

No, enough with the shenanigans.
17.1%
Yes, a telephoto lens, please!
31.31%
Yes, a wide-angle lens would be perfect!
33.37%
Yes, an assistive lens (a-la Huawei P10) would be great!
18.23%

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13 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2688; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! I'd love to see a wide-angle lens like The LG G6 on The Pixel 2… All in favor say ‘aye’… G'Day!

7. sgodsell

Posts: 6656; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope Google makes a Tango smartphone. So that means multiple cameras (3 to be exact).

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5588; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, I'd prefer to see Tango first IMO: Telephoto lens: 7 Plus/OP5's implementations are very poor. No OIS, only works if its bright, and is only about 2x lossless zoom. But I see why its popular as lossless zoom is very handy Wide-angle lens: personally I prefer panoramas as quality is far better, e.g. more dynamic range, better charity and details. But I see why it's popular as they are much quicker and won't have issues with alignment. And they are great for when there moving objects/people where panoramas not work Monochrome lens: is interesting given Google has the best computation photography team, but the Huawei/Xiamoi implementations aren't on par with the Pixel and S8's single camera I think they could great once the tech is ready, but right now the quality of Telephoto, Wide-angle and Colour+Monochrome photos are disappointing

2. libra89

Posts: 2161; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't really care if a phone has a dual lens or not. It's about how the picture turns out. I would be surprised if Google decided to do the dual lens thing on the Pixel...

3. Cat97

Posts: 1681; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

A great single camera would be much more useful.

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Agreed.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

No. Tired of the fake bokeh.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I really want a telephoto lens as I feel it's very useful in certain situations where you need to zoom in on subjects without losing quality so that you can discern b/w the individual pieces of info in the photo. Such as in a laboratory session, with slides being displayed on a projector and you are sitting in the back of the room. You could get a clear pic of every slide and zoom in without worry. I think such use cases make the telephoto lens a great choice.

8. pixel_ftw

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

One monochrome and one RGB sensor, RGB sensor's aperture should be 2.0 and monochrome should be atleast 1.8 . Both sensor size should be 1/2.3 inch. That's my dream pixel phone's camera configure ration.

9. skyline88

Posts: 696; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

its more like "they like to build" rather than "we like to see".

10. schnoodle

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2017

Nexus 6P and Pixel already get the best pictures with HDR+ - Dual Cameras is just another marketing gimmick that distracts from things that matter, like battery life, front facing camera quality, and Stereo Speakers should be the standard by now.

11. arkieguy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2017

I would like to see a two camera setup that utilizes the new Qualcomm color / b/w combination to improve low light capabilities.

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1762; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Only if it improves the camera experience. I don't want Google to add one because people think phones should come with a dual camera setup, and provides no upgrade other than to drive up price.

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