If you are not the one to tinker with digital camera settings, Google’s Pixel telephones are your finest guess to get breathtaking pictures of starry nights. Taking a photograph like the one above is so simple as putting the cellphone on a tripod and letting it do its factor for a couple of minutes. Pixels cannot take astro time-lapses at the moment, however this could soon change with the subsequent Pixel Drop.

The of us over at XDA Developers noticed proof for this in the newest model ( of the Pixel Tips app that’s at the moment rolling out on the Google Play Store. Their APK teardown revealed a brand new class known as “CameraAstrotimelapseSettingController,” which can work with the unreleased Google Camera v8.2.3 (the newest public launch is v8.2.204).

Here’s an astro timelapse I took with the Realme 8 Pro.

The characteristic needs to be fairly simple. The cellphone will in all probability take just a few pictures at fastened intervals for a set quantity of time after which sew them collectively — with some Google processing magic — for a fantastic timelapse.

This will not be a primary for smartphones however Google’s implementation could show to be the finest but. The Realme 8 Pro is amongst the telephones with a devoted mode, the outcomes of which you’ll try in the video above.

We do not know when this characteristic will ship but it surely could arrive as a component of the subsequent Pixel Drop — that is anticipated to land subsequent week, so maintain an eye fixed out.