Google has commented on leaked images of the upcoming Pixel 4, confirming that its next smartphone will indeed have multiple rear cameras.
Responding to leaked renderings, Google has Tweeted images of a Pixel 4 prototype that shows a squarish bump on the rear of the phone in what appears to be a multi-camera setup. Google Tweeted:
Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4
The company revealed nothing else, but the image does give us some clues. Gone is the single rear camera Google has adhered to in its previous and current Pixel smartphones. In its place appear to be dual cameras.
Beneath the two cameras looks to be a flash, and at the top of the array is a smaller sensor, which could be a depth-sensing device such as the likes used by Huawei.
And as DPReview points out, when you lift the shadows on the image Google Tweeted you can see an even smaller sensor at the bottom of the bump next to the flash. The Pixel 3 has one of these, as well, which is used to help balance the colour and light when shooting in flickering light sources.