Pixel 6

Pixel 6 will come with a 50 MP main camera and the “magic eraser” that removes objects and people from your photos.

The new Pixel 6 will be announced on October 19 , but a new leak has revealed more details about the cameras of some smartphones that take a leap not only because of their hardware, but because of the arrival of a very special function.

It is the “magic eraser” (Magic Eraser), a feature that Google already advanced in 2017 and that allows you to remove objects and people from a photo quickly and easily. And watch out, because the sensors take a very, very promising leap .

Welcome, 50 Mpixels

According to the leak of the chain of stores Carphone Warehouse published by Evan Blass , the Pixel 6 will have a really interesting set of sensors.

The protagonist will be the main 50 MP sensor , which according to that marketing material will capture 150% more light compared to what was achieved with the 12 MP sensor of the Pixel 5.

The Pixel 6 Pro will also have a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle (on the Pixel 5 it was 16-megapixel) and a novelty: a 48-megapixel telephoto capable of offering a 4x optical zoom .

This last sensor will be one of the big differences with the normal Pixel 6, which will not have that telephoto . The front camera is also expected to be somewhat better on the Pixel 6 Pro, which will have a selfie camera with a 94 ° field of view.

An eraser that erases whatever you want from your photos (and five years of updates!)

Along with this improvement in the software there is a remarkable feature in the software: it is the aforementioned “magic rubber” option that had already appeared in previous rumors and that will allow us to “remove unwanted objects” from our captures.

The filtration shows how this option allows us to edit the photos through artificial intelligence algorithms to, for example, remove people or objects from the background that steal part of the focus or spoil the composition.
The feature is an old acquaintance: Google already presented it in 2017 at its Google I / O event , and then we could see how that magic rubber was able to eliminate the fence that appeared in the foreground in the photo of a boy playing baseball.
Face Deblur mode
Face Deblur Mode

There are also improvements to the portrait mode with the so-called ‘Face Deblur “ that apparently will allow to achieve faces with more detail, and a” Movement mode “that will allow adding a certain blur effect in certain parts of the image to also achieve more impressive results in certain scenarios.

There is another noteworthy element that has been leaked in those advertising images: if this data is met, the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would have five years of security updates , something that was rumored weeks ago and that would make them supported until 2026.

Google already revealed the appearance of its new devices at the beginning of August , and although it did not give details about its cameras, it did stand out as one of the clear protagonists of the mobile will be its new chip, the so-called Google Tensor, a SoC from which much is expected and that it will compete with the own chips of Apple, Samsung or Huawei and, of course, with those developed by Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.