Google Camera 7.0 leaks from the Google Pixel 4 – Here’s what’s new

Unless you’ve muted “Google Pixel 4” from all your social media, RSS feeds, and Google Discover, then you’ve probably seen every angle of every color of Google’s 2019 Pixel smartphones. Thanks to a shop in Vietnam, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have fallen into the hands of YouTubers who recorded their first impressions of the devices in HD, giving us our best look at the two smartphones. The YouTubers also showed off the new Pixel software customizations on top of Android 10, revealing features like Screen Attention, Pixel Themes, a new Assistant UI, and a revamped Google Camera. A tipster sent us version 7.0 of the Google Camera APK extracted from the pre-release Pixel 4, giving us an early look at the new camera interface.

Vietnamese YouTube channel ReLab, which earlier published the first gaming test of the Pixel 4 XL, shared the new camera APK with our tipster, Hani (@HANI_4k). I can verify the APK is legitimate since it installed on top of the publically available Google Camera 6.3 that was installed on my Pixel 2 XL. The changes I observed to the UI match what’s been shown in the multiple leaks over the past week. The leakers didn’t dwell too long on the new camera app since their pre-release devices were reportedly buggy, but I loaded up the APK to find as many changes as I could, both on the surface level and under-the-hood.

First, here’s what I observed in the new UI:

Screenshots of Google Camera 7.0, extracted from the Google Pixel 4 and running on my Pixel 2 XL. Please note that I had to censor the gallery icon in many of these screenshots.

Next, here are screenshots showing the General and Advanced Settings of Google Camera 7.0. In summary:

Google Pixel 4 Forums ||| Google Pixel 4 XL Forums

That’s all we found while using Google Camera 7.0 on the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL. We also dug into the APK to find as many code references as we could to upcoming 2019 Pixel features, and we’ve covered them all in a separate article.

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Mishaal Rahman

I am the Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal. Tips/media inquiries: mishaal@xda-developers.com.

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