Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are two of the best Android phones on the market when it comes to camera performance. The 50MP main sensor can take excellent photos in almost any lighting condition and even when your subject is in motion. It now appears that Google is looking to further improve this competitiveness by establishing a new camera ISP design team in San Diego.

Resembling @madebygoogle builds in a team #SanDiego for camera-facing parts of the Tensor SoC. I wonder where they are trying to rent…

— Anshel Sag (@anshelsag) January 27, 2022

As you can see in Google senior director Mike Coulter’s post on LinkedIn, the company is seeking multiple full-time roles in Camera ISP design and verification for a new San Diego team. Prior to joining Google as senior director of Multimedia Architecture, Coulter spent more than four years at Qualcomm as vice president of engineering.

As many of you may know, Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego. Obviously, Google hopes to strip some Qualcomm engineers to bolster its Tensor team.

Google’s first-generation Tensor chip powers several computational photography features on the Pixel 6 phones, including motion mode. The ISP also features custom image processor blocks for Auto-Exposure, Auto-White, Auto-Focus, and transient noise reduction.

The company’s second-generation Tensor chipset is said to be codenamed “Cloudripper” and could be announced sometime in the second half of the year. It is expected to power the Pixel 7 series phones, which are likely to launch towards the end of the third quarter. In addition to faster performance, the chipset will likely offer enhanced AI capabilities.

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