Game-Changer Alert: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Set for Massive Google Camera UI Overhaul

"Upcoming Pixel 8 Series: Leaks Suggest Exciting Changes in Google Camera and Hardware"


The official launch of the Pixel 8 Series seems to be just around the corner, given recent leaks and historical launch patterns. Google is gearing up to unveil its latest Pixel devices at the upcoming Hardware Event this fall. While talk revolves around significant hardware upgrades in the flagship device, the software front is also abuzz with exciting new features expected in Pixel 8. Alongside changes in the new Android iteration, Google is also poised to introduce a revamped Google Camera app with a fresh Users Interface (UI).

What's Fresh in Pixel 8's Google Camera

A report from Android Authority reveals that Google is undergoing a shift in the placement of camera controls within the app's UI. The objective is to enhance accessibility and usability for in-app features.

The settings button has migrated from the top to the bottom-left corner and can also be accessed via a swipe-up gesture. The Settings Panel remains unaltered for now. Moreover, the black bar at the bottom now accommodates additional modes and features to facilitate one-handed usage. Users can conveniently toggle between Video and Photo modes from the bottom bar adjacent to the Settings icon.

Screenshots of the new Camera UI unveil a variety of modes, including Action Pan, Portrait, Long Exposure, Photo, Night Sight, and Panorama. Slight adjustments have been made to modes like Pan, Blue, Video, Slow Motion, and Time Lapse, which now appear under the Video Mode.

Changes in the placement of the camera switch button are evident, now situated on the right side. The last shot preview has shifted to the left, while the zoom switcher resides above the shutter button. The general layout remains mostly unchanged.

Game-Changer Alert: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Set for Massive Google Camera UI Overhaul

Notable Software Features for Google Camera in Pixel 8

Beyond UI enhancements, the upcoming version is anticipated to introduce the Staggered HDR and Segmentation AWB feature. Staggered HDR aims to speed up picture capture by minimizing time gaps between frames. Segmentation AWB will apply improved post-processing to specific image sections for enhanced accuracy and visual appeal.

Adding to the feature lineup is the Adaptive Torch functionality. This addition aims to enhance low-light photography by intelligently adjusting flash intensity.

Pixel 8 Camera Specifications

Anticipated to bring significant advancements and hardware upgrades, the Google Pixel 8 series is generating excitement. The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to house a 50MP Samsung GN2 sensor and a 64MP Sony IMX787 ultrawide sensor. The primary 50MP Samsung sensor and a 12MP Ultrawide IMX386 lens are likely to be retained.

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