The last few months have been filled with several leaks and rumors about this 2019 Pixel devices. Most of which revolved around the phone’s design, available colors, specifications, and the features that it will offer. Now, some YouTubers in Vietnam have managed to get their hands on the 2019 Pixel 4 devices and were able to extract the latest Google Camera 7.0 APK (codenamed ‘dogfood’) from it. You can now download the leaked Google Pixel 4 Camera app with new UI changes and features, and install it on your current Pixel device right now.
The Google Camera 7.0 app from Google Pixel 4 (XL) has been leaked
The Pixel series from Google are best-known for their camera experience with built-in AI-based features like Night Sight, Portrait Mode, along with everything else. We have already seen every new Pixel device carry certain new camera features, which are limited to the said devices themselves.
And the 2019 Pixel smartphone, the Google Pixel 4 will be no different. As per a report from XDA, a tipster sent them the Google Camera 7.0 APK that comes with some significant UI changes to the app. According to another XDA blog post, the leaked camera app has exposed the major, if not all camera features that the Pixel 4 will offer.
What’s new in Pixel 4’s Google Camera 7.0 App?
Now before you go ahead and download the leaked Pixel 4 camera app, let us take a quick look at what new changes and features the Google Camera 7.0 app brings.
1. UI Changes
The first and foremost change you’ll observe when you open the app is the completely changed user interface. This is, at least in my opinion the biggest change in the app.
For your better readability, all the new UI changes have been listed below in bullets, along with screenshots, comparing them with the previous version of the Google Camera app.
- The camera modes carousel has been moved to the bottom, just above the navigation bar/gesture-navigation area. The shutter button, front/rear switch, and the gallery preview are now moved above just above it. The front/rear camera switch icon has been given a slight retouch too, streamlining its design with the other two icons in the line.
- Corners of the viewfinder are now rounded as well, keeping in mind that more and more Android devices now come with displays with rounded corners. These definitely appear much more uniform than the flat corners in previous versions.
- The top bar in Google Camera 7.0 has been completely replaced with a gesture-based pull-down menu (Can also be opened by tapping the downward arrow icon) that expands as a box in the middle of the viewfinder window. I personally would like to label it as “Camera Mode Settings Menu“.
- Access to the camera app’s main settings menu has been moved from the “More” section. Instead, it could now be opened by pressing the Settings ‘cog’ icon from any individual camera mode settings menu.
- The exposure and zoom sliders have been given a slight facelift too. The sliders now look more uniform than the previous dotted lines. The zoom slider button also displays the current zoom level.
- Speed suggestions in the Time Lapse mode are now more user-friendly and easier to decide which speed setting to select in various scenarios.
- “1x” is referred to as “Normal speed”
- “5x” as “Good for lively groups”
- “10x” as “Goode for walking”
- “30x” as “Good for busy spots”
- And finally, “120x” as “Good for sunsets”
- Also, the settings available for each camera mode could be different, for instance, Night Sight has options to change the focus mode, while the Portrait and regular camera modes don’t.
If you’d ask me, the new UI in Google Camera 7.0 is much more accessible and productive, and definitely pleases the eyes when compared to the old one.
2. New Features and Changes
The leaked Google Camera 7.0 app from the Pixel 4 not only brings changes to the UI but also bear several new features for the existing Pixel devices. And these include the following:
- The camera shooting mode now defaults to “Full view” 16:9 ratio and can be switched to the traditional “Standard” 4:3 ratio as well.
- The main settings menu in the leaked Google Camera 7.0 app includes a few new options:
- ‘Camera coaching’ option that helps users take better pictures by providing suggestions depending upon the scene. Disabling this option also hides suggestions like “Try Night Sight” and “Try Portrait Mode”.
- In the ‘Advanced’ menu under the camera settings, there’s another new option, namely “Save selfie as previewed”. Once disabled, the pictures taken by the front camera are not mirrored.
- The individual options to change the resolution of the back camera and the front camera has now been replaced with a new unified “Camera photo resolution” option. There are two resolution options – (1) Full resolution and (2) Medium resolution, that probably saves some storage space.
- There’s a new “Infinity” focus mode in Night Sight, apart from the old “Auto”, “Near” and “Far” modes. According to XDA, the new focus mode is probably there to assist the alleged Astrophotography feature in Pixel 4.
- Long-pressing the shutter button in the normal camera mode immediately starts shooting a video, for as long as you keep the shutter button pressed.
- A new horizon level indicator now shows up when taking landscape shots. AI automatically detects a landscape scene and activates the indicator to ensure that the phone is straight while taking the pictures.
- The 60 FPS (Frames Per Second) selection in the Video mode has been replaced with the “Auto” mode.
Well, that’s quite a list of changes and new features for an app update. And we still aren’t sure if Google has any more features up their sleeves, that might show up in the final release.
Rest assured, XDA has also reported that the new camera app will bring many new features like Motion Blur, faster Night Sight with ZSL, Astrophotography, Audio Zoom, Rewind Mode, etc that will be limited to the Google Pixel 4 itself (or not). This was further confirmed by 9to5Google in their APK Insight post.
Download Pixel 4 Camera App (Google Camera 7.0 APK)
The APK can be installed on any Google Pixel (XL), Pixel 2 (XL), Pixel 3 (XL), and Pixel 3a (XL) smartphone. We suspected that Android One-based OEM devices that come with Google Camera pre-installed might also be supported. However, we couldn’t confirm that at the moment. Also, your device must be running Android 9.0 Pie or Android 10 Q.
We have personally tested this leaked app on Pixel 2 XL running Android 9 and also on a Pixel 3 XL running Android 10.
You cannot install this app on any non-Pixel/Android One device unless someone decides to port it to them. So, do not waste your time trying if that’s the case.
It is also worth noting that the APK was extracted from a pre-release prototype Pixel 4 unit. Also, the app itself indicates being in a development (beta) phase. Which means, it is not sure to tell whether the aforementioned new features and changes will be seen in the final stable release.
Now go ahead and download the Pixel 4 Google Camera 7.0 APK by clicking the link below. The integrity of the provided file can be guaranteed, considering it was sourced directly from APKMirror.com.
Install Google Camera 7.0 APK on your Older Pixel Device
Installing Google Pixel 4 Camera App on your existing Pixel smartphone is pretty straightforward. All you gotta do is grab the APK file, transfer it to your device’s storage and then install it using a file manager. Although very simple, we have still listed the process below for anyone who is new to the scene.
- Download leaked Google Camera 7.0 APK.
- Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable.
- Transfer the downloaded APK file to the phone’s storage.
- Disconnect the phone from the PC.
- Go to the app drawer and launch a file manager application of your choice.
- Navigate to the directory where the APK file was transferred.
- Tap on the APK file (com.google.android.GoogleCamera_7.0.009.259843690-54372365_minAPI28(arm64-v8a)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk) to begin the installation.
- The package installer will launch on your phone.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ button to install the Google Pixel 4 camera app on your device.
- Once installed, tap on ‘Finish’.
Now go ahead, open the app and check out all the new features and changes that it offers.
The official announcement of the Google Pixel 4 is not that far and we surely will see much more of the rumors and leaks by then. Surely, this one was a leak that users could officially test at their own hands.
So, now that you have succeeded to download the leaked Pixel 4 Camera App and installed it on your phone, what do you feel about the new features and changes that it brings to the table? Do you think Google will limit some features exclusively to the Pixel 4 or would it let the older Pixel device users enjoy some them as well? Let us know by commenting below.