Google Pixel 4 may have 16 MP telephoto lens

05 July 2019
The information has been revealed by code in the Google Camera app.

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  • Anonymous

Mobilemaster, 07 Jul 2019I am not that deep into these numbers honestly, but it it kinda ... moreIt really depends on what pictures you want to take. I do more portraits than landscapes, so I prefer a 2x telephoto to an ultra-wide angle lens.

  • Anonymous

bk33, 07 Jul 2019what does one do with telephoto? give me wide angle all dayBetter zoom so can snap written lecture notes from behind the lecture hall. Or you're an introvert who does not capture group shots but that exotic blue bird from the trees

  • SorrySorry

I wish phone makers actually makes camera that has 35mm equivalent focal lenght

Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019Sensors of 12, 13 and 16 MP usually are between 1/3.6" and 1/2.3... moreI am not that deep into these numbers honestly, but it it kinda sad if they do only 2x optical zoom. It is nothing extraordinary these days. It is better to use a wide angle then. :)

  • hmm

Georgi, 07 Jul 2019Huawei had a square camera before everyone ; since 2018. Apple i... moreSo did Asus make phones for Google even before Huawei.
And that camera setup for Huawei isnt top corner like Apple renders are.

Thats the main thing with Apple suing everyone for design elements. Or China phones be copycats when they have camera that looks the same and is placed in the same place too.

bk33, 07 Jul 2019what does one do with telephoto? give me wide angle all dayUltra wide (16mm) is practical, what they call "telephoto" like x2/x3 (50-80mm focal) is for photography and closer to what you see with your eyes (only p30pro and oppo reno have real telephoto (x5~130mm).
Best setup for me would be a 20mm wide (rather than the main 22/24mm), 50mm normal/portrait ("x2 zoom" but in fact the real x1 lens) and 80mm telephoto (x2.5). Best for travel and for every situations. But well, just a matter of taste, and I hate when I take a building in photo it loses half its height (that doesn't happen with a 50mm lens)

  • bk33

what does one do with telephoto? give me wide angle all day

Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019It's funny when China phones have this type of camera settings d... moreHuawei had a square camera before everyone ; since 2018. Apple is the only copycat, cos Google is the father of android and they always had a connection with Huawei , Huawei even made phones for Google (Nexus).https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20-­­9367.php

  • Anonymous

I initially misread as "may have 16 lenses".

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019It's funny when China phones have this type of camera settings d... moreI wish it was like Mate 20 design.
This one looks very ugly.

  • Anonymous

It's funny when China phones have this type of camera settings design in the back then they are copycats and can read about it over one comment. When Google does it, then they are not apple copycats. Why is that so?

  • Anonymous

Mobilemaster, 06 Jul 2019Why not? Apple has 12 Mp, and has 2x optical zoom. Have a look a... moreSensors of 12, 13 and 16 MP usually are between 1/3.6" and 1/2.3" ...
Huawei uses 8MP 1/4" because the longer FL.

For example 1/4" is half the size of 1/3".

  • dtjenkin

No ultra wide = no buy

Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019It's 16mp so I don't expect that it is more than 2xWhy not? Apple has 12 Mp, and has 2x optical zoom. Have a look at Huawei, they can even do 5x with less MP resolution.

  • Anonymous

Mobilemaster, 06 Jul 2019I hope it will do better than 2x optical zoom, because 2x is so ... moreDo you realize as you go longer focal length the sensor goes smaller?
There is no way you can ise for example 1/3" with 80mm or 125mm ...
That is why these phones use crappy 8MP 1/4".

They do this to keep module equaly in thickness. With same sensor a 52mm would need twice the space of a 26mm.

  • Pixelated

I think a tele lens is the better option than an ultra wide, because a 26-28mm lens is more than enough for much most of the situations, but a tele is more often needed!
A I hope very much that Google will launch a device with the dimensions of the Pixel 3!

  • Anonymous

Mobilemaster, 06 Jul 2019I hope it will do better than 2x optical zoom, because 2x is so ... moreIt's 16mp so I don't expect that it is more than 2x

Telephoto should improve the bokeh, assuming they do what Samsung did and use the lens to compliment the main one. Fingers crossed they get the batteries right this time. Hoping for big improvements to the regular Pixel battery.

I hope it will do better than 2x optical zoom, because 2x is so 2017!!!

Anonymous, 06 Jul 2019Must be the same exmor 16MP 1/3.6" used by mi9. The telephone lens in mi9 is 12mp not 16mp. Its the wide angle cam that is 16mp.