The rumor was confirmed by a string of code in Google’s new Camera app, which arrived with the Android 12 Beta 4.
The code mentions ‘p21’, which refers to the upcoming Pixel 6 series, attached to a ‘gn1_wide’, which is very straightforward to decipher.
The GN1 sensor, which Samsung unveiled last May, has 1.2μm-sized pixels before binning. Combining them 4-to-1 turns the 50 million 1.2μm pixels to 12.5 million 2.4μm-sized pixels.
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Samsung will reportedly also manufacture the Pixel 6 series’ custom Tensor chip and supply the modem – an Exynos 5123B.
Google will bring the Pixel 6 sometime in the Fall.