Google Pixel 4 to get Apple iPhone like wide-colour capture support

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Google Pixel 4 to get Apple iPhone like wide-colour capture support

P3 colour space allows the iPhones to capture a wider array of colours. Android, on the contrary, clips the colours in an image closest to their range in the sRGB colour range.

Google's upcoming smartphone - the Google Pixel 4 - has been teh subject of countless rumours and leaks in the recent time. While Google "leaking" the image of the Pixel 3 successor might have slowed down the number of rumours floating in everyday, but it hasn't dimmed the enthusiasm. And now a new report indicates that the Google Pixel 4 will come with an iPhone like wide-colour capture support.

Apple back in 2016 introduced P3 colour space with the launch of the iPhone 7. P3 colour space comes with a range of colours that is 25 per cent than the sRGB colour space that is a standard in Pixel smartphones. So how does that make any difference? According to a report by XDA Developers, P3 colour space or colour gamut allows the Apple iPhones to capture a wider array of colours and add depth to the images. Android, on the contrary, clips the colours in an image closest to their range in the sRGB colour range. As a result, iPhones display images wherein colours are more vivid and closer to what we see, whereas Pixel smartphones do capture images with the same detail.

This as the publication happens owing to lack of color management in the Android apps. But that might soon change with the arrival of Pixel 4 smartphones in October this year.

Back in May this year, Google announced that wide colour images were coming to Android OS. However, the company didn't provide a timeline for the same. But now, folks at XDA Developers have spotted code for capturing P3 colour gamut in the Google Camera app. When they put this feature to test, they found out the smartphone to easily capture images outside the sRGB colour space. The difference as the publication noted is subtle but the P3 colour space support allows the smartphone to capture images that are closer to real-life objects. Besides Google Camera, Google Photos is also implementing colour management of photos in its platform.

With the pace of developments, it seems that Google is planning to roll out P3 colour space support in its Pixel 4 smartphones. However, we will have to wait for the company to know more details.