Google Pixel 5 may keep the Pixel 4’s camera and we might know why Google Pixel 4

While the Google Pixel 5 will probably be an upgrade from the Pixel 4 in a number of ways, one thing that might not be changing much is the camera hardware, as rumors suggest it will stick with the same 12.2MP main sensor as its predecessor, and now we have a good idea of why.

In a conversation with The Verge, Marc Levoy (a former Google engineer who led the team that developed computational photography for Pixel phones) explained that changes to the hardware are offering diminishing returns, and in some cases come with their own problems.