Teknoku.me – The name Leica has always been embedded in the cameras of Huawei-made cellphones, from the P9 series to the latest Mate 40. However, recently there have been rumors that the two companies broke up.
“The cooperation between Huawei and Leica is over,” read a post from a whistleblower named Digital Chat Station on the social network Weibo from which the gossip is based.
The whistleblower is known to provide accurate information about devices that have not yet been launched, but Huawei has immediately brushed aside his words this time. A Huawei spokesperson said the rumors were false.
Leica’s representatives also said that they “do not know the information about the termination of the cooperation in question”.
Leica itself is a well-known camera manufacturer based in Germany. The company has been in partnership with Huawei since 2016. The first product of the two is the flagship Huawei P9 which is equipped with a 12 MP main camera and a 12 MP monochrome camera.
In addition to designing the camera, Leica also contributed an image processing algorithm that added distinctive color to the photos taken by Huawei cellphones. The sensor components are made by Sony.
Huawei’s collaboration with Leica has proven successful in producing a reliable camera. Huawei cellphones routinely rank at the top of DxOMark, which is the benchmark in the world of digital imaging.
The latest mobile phone that carries a camera created by Huawei and Leica is the Mate 40 Pro flagship line that was launched last October.
The top model, the Mate 40 Pro Plus, is equipped with five rear cameras consisting of a 50 MP main camera (wide, f / 1.9), a 12 MP telephoto camera (f / 2.4, 3x optical zoom), an 8 MP telephoto camera with periscope lens ( f / 4.4, 10x optical zoom), 20 MP ultra-wide camera (f / 2.4) and 3D ToF camera.