Monday, 30 November 2020 07:27

Huawei testing liquid lens tech for use in next flagship: report Featured

Huawei testing liquid lens tech for use in next flagship: report Supplied

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will start using liquid lens technology, for which it obtained a patent earlier this year, in its flagship P50 smartphone next year, a report claims.

This model will be based on the company's Kirin 9000 SoC, according to the Hindustan Times, and will be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

The website Gizmo China said the company was carrying out the final tests on the technology, and had applied for a patent in December last year. The patent was granted in April.

The new technology is expected to provide better and faster means for image stabilisation and the time taken to focus, reduing this to a few milliseconds which is comparable to the human eye.

Huawei has been on the cutting edge of new technologies to use in smartphones and also in 5G equipment for a while.

The last time iTWire reported on a development like this was in the case of laser charging, once again a concept for which Huawei has sought a patent.

The patent is for using a laser charging module to charge several phones within a room simultaneously. The charging module would be capable of charging multiple devices within its range by using safe and invisible lasers. The module will only charge phones that have a specific sensor.

Gizmo China said the liquid lens technology would move the fluid through varying voltage and effect the focus by changing shape, rather than movement of lenses.

It is expected to be first used in the telephoto camera and is expected to be more resistant to shock than its predecessor.

The new technology is said to be able to improve the speed of focusing and also could mean faster tracking of moving objects.

iTWire has sought comment from Huawei Australia.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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