If you're not the one to tinker with camera settings, Google's Pixel phones are your best bet to get breathtaking shots of starry nights. Taking a photo like the one above is as simple as placing the phone on a tripod and letting it do its thing for a few minutes. Pixels can't take astro time-lapses currently, but this could soon change with the next Pixel Drop.

The folks over at XDA Developers spotted evidence for this in the latest version ( of the Pixel Tips app that is currently rolling out on the Google Play Store. Their APK teardown revealed a new class called “CameraAstrotimelapseSettingController,” which will work with the unreleased Google Camera v8.2.3 (the latest public release is v8.2.204).

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

The feature should be pretty straightforward. The phone will probably take a few shots at fixed intervals for a set amount of time and then stitch them together — with some Google processing magic — for a beautiful timelapse.

This won't be a first for smartphones but Google's implementation could prove to be the best yet. The Realme 8 Pro is among the phones with a dedicated mode, the results of which you can check out in the video above.

We don't know when this feature will ship but it could arrive as a part of the next Pixel Drop — that's expected to land next week, so keep an eye out.