Google has updated its camera app to version 188.8.131.523422365, which aims to bring several new features for a better camera experience. Although these features are not a game-changer as the addition of portrait mode or selective colouring mode was, but definitely add to the overall user experience. The update is already available to download via Google Play Store.
The update was spotted by 9to5Google and according to their report, the most noticeable addition to the Camera app is the new 4K toggle button that allows users to switch to 4K resolution video recording from 1080p. Users can now simply tap on the resolution toggle and choose the 4K option from the popup window. Until now, the 4K option was hidden under the settings menu of the app.
However, this comes at a ‘cost’. With 4K mode turned on, users no longer get the quick fps toggle on the viewfinder interface that allows users to change the fps for a particular video.
Another addition to the app is 8x zoom on Pixel 4 smartphone while shooting videos which was earlier limited 5x. However, Android Authority has reported that the version 7.3.021.300172532 also offers 8x zoom on Pixel 4 smartphones.
Apart from this, XDA Developers have reported that the new Google Camera app source code reveals support for upcoming Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 support.