Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone is rumored to have a new camera feature that should make your pictures better, but the change is actually a terrible idea
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- Google's upcoming Pixel 4 is coming with two camera lenses - a first for Pixel smartphones.
- The latest rumors are suggesting that the second lens will be a "telephoto" dedicated for zoomed photos, and that would be a huge bummer in my books.
- Almost every smartphone can already "fake" zoom with digital zooming on a single lens, including Google's own Pixel phones. And Google enhances its fake zooming with its AI and software for incredible results.
- Instead, I'd rather see an ultrawide lens on the Pixel 4, which isn't something that can be faked by AI or software.
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We know that Google's Pixel 4 smartphone will come with more than one camera lens, with the consensus arriving at two camera lenses compared to the single lens on Pixel phones so far.
So far, the most solid rumor surrounding the extra lens on the Pixel 4's rear comes from XDA-Developers, which says one lens will be used for "telephoto" zoomed photos. 9to5Google expands on XDA-Developers' findings by suggesting the Pixel 4 will have a regular camera with 12 megapixels, and the telephoto camera will have 16 megapixels.
To me, that seems like a waste. Instead of a zoomed lens, I'm rather hoping that the Pixel 4 will come with an ultrawide lens. Here's why:
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