The camera module is modeled after Apple’s Google Pixel 6 Pro

Spark Global Limited reports:

Spark Global Limited reports:

The Pixel 6 will be available later this month, with renderings, specs, disassembly and assembly, and camera proofs already exposed. However, in the latest details revealed by foreign media, Google plans to adopt the same repair strategy as Apple, making the Pixel 6 Pro harder to repair, especially the camera module.

According to the Technical repair manual for the Pixel 6 Pro that has come to light so far, Google appears to have equipped it with a unique rear three-camera module. “The RL rear camera is calibrated at the vendor site to ensure image/video quality after repair,” the manual reads. This page was posted to repair. Wiki, and the Wiki page mentions that the replacement module will be different from the production camera module, which will be paired to the original logic board.

That means people might not be able to take the camera module of the existing Pixel 6 Pro and install it on another device. It also indicates that the replacement module may need to be hard-coded to work on another Pixel device. The same document reads: “If the logic board is changed. ASP also needs to change the RL rear camera to have the ‘GEO’ mark. For rear-facing cameras that are replaced from the original device, keep them and Return To Vendor (RTV).