Huawei used to be the second company that sold the most mobile devices worldwide, but the story changed after the United States trade blockade. Now, Xiaomi has wanted to take advantage of this moment of weakness of her rival to establish a partnership with Leicaa reputable manufacturer in the world of photography that for several years helped improve the cameras of the Huawei Mate and P series.
We are talking about a long-term agreement between Xiaomi and Leica. According to the official statementthe union between the two companies will have as its objective improve optical performance and photographic experience of the next flagship smartphones of the Beijing firm. The first jointly developed product, they say, will officially arrive in July this year.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra powered by Leica?
Which “first flagship smartphone” will benefit from the deal has not been revealed. However, it is likely to be the successor to the Xiaomi 11 Ultra. Although not yet announced the rumors they say that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra would take a huge leap at the photographic level, with a quad camera configuration, a 50 MP main sensor and periscopic zoom.
There are also no details on how this collaboration will materialize. Will we see software adjustments, lenses developed specifically for the mobile device, or just some image filters? To find out, we will have to wait about two months, which is when the first fruit of this collaboration will be officially announced.
For now, everything seems to indicate that Xiaomi, which is the world’s third largest manufacturer of smartphones, You want to stand out from the rest of your competitors. The manufacturers that are on the sales podium also fight to be the best in the photographic section. Apple, with its iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung, with its Galaxy S22 Ultra.
It should be noted that the agreement between Huawei and Leica began in 2015 to improve the captures of the Huawei P9. From then until March of this year, they launched several smartphones together, the latest product being the Huawei P50 Pro.
The German manufacturer has also collaborated with other companies, including Sharp. The Japanese firm offers the Aquos R7 in its local market, a smartphone with a camera signed by Leica that curiously opts for a single 47-megapixel 1-inch sensor.
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