It is worth noting that other Android phones also appear to be affected by this weird camera bug. In fact, according to The Verge, people using Moto Z2, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Moto E4 have also reported a similar issue after using Google Camera.
However, there might be a workaround
The specifics of the issue still remain unclear. It could be a device-specific problem, a widespread Android bug, or a glitch in the app.
Google hasn't given an update, but many users report Google Camera's HDR function appears to be the problem.
That said, it is recommended to either turn off the HDR or keep the app open until it finishes processing the photo.
When will Google push an official fix?
As of now, there's no word on that. Google typically pushes an update within a few days of recognizing a glitch.
We can expect that in this case too, but as of now, the company has neither detailed the issue nor pushed an update to fix the problem.
Notably, Pixel 3 and 3XL were released a couple of weeks back and are currently up for preorders.