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Android 12 Beta 4 clue at Pixel 6’s 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor and Exynos 5123 5G modem
August 12, 2021
Today, Google released the Android 12 beta 4. Which has reached platform stability with final APIs and all app-facing behaviors. However, it is now available for Pixel 3 and later, is also available for Android TV with the ADT-3 developer kit.
Moreover, You can get it from Android developer website here manually, or you can enroll here to get the OTA update to your device. Google asks all app and game developers to start the final compatibility testing now and prepare to publish the compatibility updates as soon as possible ahead of the final release.
Further, Google said that it will release one more Beta coming in the weeks ahead as a release candidate for the final testing.
Pixel 6 with Samsung 50MP GN1 sensor?
Google confirm the launch of the pixel 6 and pixel 6 pro smart-phones in the upcoming months. The rumours suggest that Google willuse a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, compared to 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor in the Pixel 5..
However, Google will use its own Tensor SoC for the first time. A recent rumour revealed that the SoC is nothing but a Samsung Exynos 9855 SoC that will offer similar performance as the Exynos 2100 SoC.
Moreover. the Android 12 beta release also has reference to the “g5123b” modem. So this will likely be the Samsung’s Exynos Modem 5123.Which is a 5G modem that was introduced with the Exynos 990 back in 2019. And is used in the Galaxy S20 series.
Lastly, the modem is based on 7-nanometer (nm) extreme ultra-violet (EUV) processing technology. And also supports a range of networks such as 5G’s sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums. Additionally, it has includes up to 7.35Gbps 5G NR mm Wave and 5.1Gbps Sub-6GHz download speeds. This is definitely faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon X52 5G modem in the Snapdragon 765G powered Pixel 5 series, that offered up to 3.7 Gbps download speeds.
We should know more details in the coming weeks, before the Pixel 6 series go official sometime in October.