New flagship smartphones Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on their boards contain a special processor. Information shared by The Verge.
In the ranking of DxOMark phone Pixel 2 has set the record for picture quality, ahead of the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8. The result was 98 points. Google uses a special algorithm HDR+ for more high-quality images. The latest information received directly from the company showed something special. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are equipped with a separate chip for image processing, which is able to significantly improve the quality of the photos.
We are talking about the chip Pixel Visual Core. It is located near 835 Snapdragon and the graphics chip. This 8-core module image processing, which can operate independently of the main CPU. Currently Pixel Visual Core is not activated.
To enjoy the benefits of this decision will be in the coming months, when the company activates chipset. Pixel Visual Core you can use third-party apps, cameras, developers will get access to the API during the preview 8.1 Android Oreo.
It is highly likely that Google did not have time to complete optimization for your new processor. The company decided to sell the phones in the form in which they are, and to activate Pixel Visual Core when the software is ready.
As noted by Google, the chip is five times faster processing the images in HDR+ mode, which consumes less than a tenth of the energy needed to accomplish the same task using the main processor. Pixel Visual Core was designed for image processing and machine learning. It can help when shooting a clearer portrait photos and photos in low-light conditions.
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