Google has stuck with a single camera system for the Pixel smartphones for three generations and it has used that impressive camera tech with advanced software to deliver great results that could hold a candle to other devices’ multi-camera systems. However, Google is finally moving to a multi-camera system with the Pixel 4 as well and a new leak has revealed that the device may have a telephoto camera at the back.

The Google Camera app included in the leaked Android Q beta 5 build includes references to a telephoto camera for the Pixel 4 in its code. Hence the suggestion that the Pixel 4 might come with a telephoto camera. There is something to be considered here, though.

Google’s own teaser for the Pixel 4 shows two camera sensors at the back. If the other one is a telephoto lens, it would mean that there’s not going to be a wide angle lens. Some might not be too happy about this and would prefer the wide angle over telephoto.

Additional references in the code suggest that the resolution of this sensor might be 16 megapixels. Granted, nothing is set in stone just yet so even these references could change down the line. Google is unlikely to confirm anything about the Pixel 4’s cameras before the handset is officially unveiled in the fall this year.

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