Google Pixel 6 Pro camera module may not be user-replaceable

 

As we strategy the launch date of the Google Pixel six Pro, it seemed like we realized almost everything there was to know about the approaching Google telephones. We have witnessed renders, spec sheets, even teardowns, camera samples, and pricing for some markets. What we are learning now is that Google may possibly go the way of Apple and make it a lot more difficult to get the Pixel six Pro preset, significantly the camera module.

If a leaked web page from the Google Pixel six Pro’s technical repair manual is to be considered, Google seems to be pairing a triple camera module to a special system from the manufacturing unit. The document states “RL rear camera is calibrated at seller web site to safe the image/online video excellent put up repair.” This web page was released to Fix.Wiki
 and the Wiki web page mentions that a replacement module “is distinctive from the production camera module that is paired to the initial logic board.”

This indicates that just one may possibly not be in a position to use the camera module from an current Pixel six Pro and put in it onto one more system. It also suggests that a replacement module may well want to be difficult coded to get the job done on one more Pixel system. The identical document claims “If changing the logic board: ASP also requirements to modify the RL Rear camera has the ‘GEO’ mark. For the replaced Rear Digital camera from the initial system, maintain them, and RTV (Return To Vendor).”

In a YouTube online video, Louis Rossmann describes that since Apple has designed camera module repairs with the iPhone 12 more difficult to accomplish outside of Apple’s licensed repair community, other vendors may possibly see this as an prospect to do the identical. There’s no accusation that Google will make 3rd occasion or Do-it-yourself repairs a lot more difficult, but the clues are major in that way. Continue to, this would have to be confirmed by truly using apart two Pixel six Pro gadgets and swapping the camera modules to see whether or not they get the job done or not.

Rossmann wonders what the gain is to pair a camera module to the logic board. The leaked document statements it is “to safe the image/online video excellent put up repair.” but this statement is fulfilled with skepticism.