the fourth beta version of Android 12 was released today, marking a milestone in platform stability. Test and update your application before stable release. Beta 4, as always, includes some changes not mentioned in Google’s blog posts, such as Android 12 Easter Egg, and updated versions of various Google applications. Reveals new information about the upcoming Pixel 6 series, which may include the image sensor used by the main camera and the modem used by the phone for cellular communications.
Pre-installed on Pixel phones with Android 12 Beta 4. In the library included in the APK, modder GCam extraordinaire cstark27 found a line named “gn1_wide_p21“, which indicates that the main “wide-angle” camera on Google Pixel 2021 phones (such as Pixel 6.) will be the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 image sensor. The rate is 50 MP. This high-resolution image sensor was released in the middle of last year and supports dual-pixel autofocus for faster and more accurate focusing.Previous leaks indicate that the main wide-angle camera will have a 50 MP sensor, and the cstark27 series in the Google Camera app supports this.
Google uses the Sony IMX363 image sensor on the latest generation of Pixel phones, so the Samsung GN1 is a major upgrade to the original specifications. Of course, if the imaging software is not up to the task, a good image sensor is not important, but if the Pixel phone is famous for something, it is your camera software. Use Samsung’s Exynos 5123 modem. In another system APK, the cstark27 modem also found the link to the “g5123b” modem. This modem model is “bound” to multiple devices, even if the lines identifying these devices are encrypted.
Clever deception and reverse engineering, similar to the way we discovered that Pixel 5 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, can crack these lines. Then cstark27 found that the modem “g5123b” was assigned to 5 devices, the parameters are as follows. Under the code name: Oriole, Raven, Passport, Slider and the fifth unknown product. Oriole and Raven are the code names of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro respectively. Passport is rumored to be the code name of Google’s foldable Pixel, and Slider is the code name of Google’s products. unknown. The other modem model assignments in this APK correspond to older devices and their Snapdragon processors, so this “g5123b” line most likely refers to the modem in Google’s tensor chip.
Although it has not been confirmed, this modem is likely to be based on Samsung’s Exynos modem 5123, which is the 5G modem used in the Exynos version of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20. This modem supports both sub6GHz and mmWave 5G, but it is unclear whether Google intends to do so. Samsung usually uses Qualcomm-made SoCs and modems in its flagship products sold in the United States, but there is no evidence that Google will do so. The company’s internal chip is called Google Tensor. There are rumors that the chip was developed in cooperation with Samsung’s SLSI department, and the recent Nikkei reported that Samsung will use the 5nm process to manufacture the chip.
The Google Tensor chip is called Exynos 9855 internally, and it is between Exynos 9840 (also known as Exynos 2100 in the Galaxy S21 series) and the upcoming Exynos 9925 (rumored to be released as Exynos 2200 in the Galaxy S22 series). . So it’s no surprise that Google uses Exynos modems for its flagship Pixel 6 series, but again, we can’t confirm which modems these phones are. Use before release later this year. Thanks to PNF Software for granting permission to use JEB Decompiler, which is a professional reverse engineering tool for Android applications.