Hype for Google’s new flagship phone has intensified in recent weeks with photographers excited about what new technology the tech giant will be squeezing into its latest model. To add to the fervor, a leaked promo video suggests that a dedicated astrophotography mode will be incorporated.
The video was uploaded by ProAndroid and shows off what might be some of the phone’s new features. After revealing hand gestures and integration of various Google services, a hint of the Pixel 4’s low light level performance is glimpsed (36 seconds), shortly before the astrophotography mode is briefly suggested (41 seconds).
Leaks surrounding the Google Pixel 3 prior to its release were endless and it seems that we might be about to endure another series as Google builds up to the Pixel 4. The Pixel 3 is already the best smartphones for photographers according to Fstoppers' own Wasim Ahmad, and the Pixel 4 will no doubt be even better.
As Engadget notes, the Pixel’s Night Sight functionality will no doubt have undergone another upgrade and astrophotography might be the next step. Hand-holding long exposures may have been solved with stabilization in conjunction with some impressive machine learning for which Google is renowned.
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