- The new Google Camera app will debut on the upcoming Pixel 8 series.
- Google has tweaked various Camera app settings and UI elements for a revamped user experience.
- The Pixel 8 series is expected to launch sometime in October.
Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 series has surfaced in tons of leaks and rumours so far. These have mostly talked about the potential specifications and design of smartphones. Now, a fresh Pixel 8 leak has surfaced that talks about the changes coming to the Google Camera application. Google’s software team is said to be working on a completely revamped UI and user experience.
Google Camera App Screenshots for Pixel 8
The folks over at Android Authority have obtained a bunch of Pixel 8 Google Camera app screenshots from an anonymous source. These leaked screenshots reveal a number of noticeable changes related to the Google Camera app settings and UI elements. It is the first major camera app revamp from Google since the Pixel 4 launch in 2019.
The first change that a user will notice straight away is Google has now offered dedicated options for camera and video modes. These were previously mixed in the carousel of all the options. The new Google Camera app UI will require you to choose the desired mode first and then go through the rest of the options.
The team is further switching the position of the gallery preview and camera switch options. The preview is now on the left side of the camera app UI and switch mode is on the right side. This is in line with what you get on iPhone and Samsung Galaxy camera apps. However, this is surely a change that will take some time to get used to for long-time Pixel users.
Another muscle memory-related change is that the camera app settings pop-up will now be accessible by swiping up from the bottom. Google was offering this with a swipe-down gesture until now. Alternatively, users can tap the settings icon in the bottom left corner.
Google is also making changes to the placements of some of the camera app modes. Long Exposure, Action Pan, and Cinematic Pan modes now have their dedicated placements for increased visibility. Video stabilization options are now available as a pop-up menu but the exact options will remain unchanged i.e. Standard, Locked, and Active.
Google Pixel 8 Specifications and Features (Rumoured)
Google is tipped to continue with the two models approach for the Pixel 8 series. It will have the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro as the newest offerings. The Pixel 8 is said to arrive with a 6.71-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. There will be a new Tensor G3 processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage.
The Pixel 8 will reportedly have a 50MP Samsung GN2 wide-angle camera and a 12MP Sony IMX386 ultrawide-angle camera. The Pro variant will have the same 50MP sensor but it will be paired with a 64MP Sony IMX787 ultrawide sensor and a 48MP Samsung GM5 telephoto sensor. These are expected to launch sometime in October alongside the Pixel Watch 2 smartwatch.