Xiaomi on Monday introduced its affiliation with German digicam maker Leica. The first imaging flagship smartphone collectively developed by Xiaomi and Leica will likely be formally unveiled in July this yr. Leica has beforehand partnered with Huawei, Panasonic and Sharp. Earlier, OnePlus and Oppo joined palms with Swedish images firm Hasselblad for the OnePlus 10 Pro and Oppo Find X5 collection smartphones. The Leica-branded digicam is rumoured to debut with Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone, Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The smartphone will succeed the Mi 11 Ultra from final yr.
Xiaomi by way of a press launch introduced its long-term strategic cooperation with Leica to co-develop digicam applied sciences for the corporate’s upcoming flagship smartphone. The Leica-branded Xiaomi smartphone will likely be launched in July this yr. Xiaomi states that each the businesses share the identical concepts concerning cellular imaging and are desirous to repeatedly discover the optical efficiency and photographic expertise within the cellular imaging period by means of excessive technological breakthroughs and aesthetic pursuits. The affiliation will present a robust enhance to Xiaomi’s imaging technique, stated Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun.
“During the cooperation, from optical design to tuning aesthetic orientations, the progressive applied sciences, product philosophies and imaging preferences of each events have skilled unprecedented in-depth collision and fusion” he added.
“We are satisfied that the primary collectively developed imaging flagship smartphone makes the pioneering progress of each firms seen. We will present customers within the discipline of cellular images distinctive picture high quality, basic Leica aesthetics, unrestricted creativity, and can open a brand new period of cellular imaging” stated Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG.
Leica has earlier related to gamers like Sharp, Huawei, and Panasonic.
As talked about, it’s anticipated that the upcoming flagship-level smartphone with Leica and Xiaomi co-developed digicam tech would be the anticipated Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Past rumours have indicated that the upcoming smartphone could possibly be powered by Qualcomm’s newest flagship chipset Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, function 120W quick charging and a 6.6-inch show, sport a 4,860mAh battery, and probably embody a Sony IMX989 sensor.
However, the Chinese smartphone firm is but to verify any particulars in regards to the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
Xiaomi’s rivals in area, OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo have additionally teamed up with recognized digicam producers. Oppo and OnePlus have earlier joined palms with Hasselblad, whereas Vivo is related to Zeiss.