It is reported that the Huawei P50 phones, expected to be released next year, come with innovative liquid lens technology to improve focus speeds significantly.
Huawei is looking to change things in smartphone photography again with its new patented liquid lens technology.
The technology is said to achieve millisecond focus, roughly similar to the human eye.
A new report indicates that liquid lenses will be mass-produced and marketed in 2021.
According to the information, this new liquid lens technology may be integrated into the Huawei P50 phones for next year.
Huawei obtained a patent for this new technology on December 25 of last year, and it was announced in April of this year.
It is expected that this liquid lens technology will be integrated into the telephoto lens unit within the phone with the Sony IMX782 sensor that has not yet been announced.
The information shows that a conventional zoom lens achieves focus by adjusting the focal length between two lenses with a fixed focal length.
The new technology uses liquid to focus light. Instead of moving the lenses, the camera unit changes the liquid’s shape by passing electricity through it to control imaging.
Huawei’s technical solution enables the use of a liquid lens motor to meet performance requirements, such as autofocus and optical image stabilization, while improving reliability compared to conventional focus motors under abnormal working conditions, such as bumps and falls.
It is reported that this is not the first time that Huawei is trying to invent new camera devices, as the company was the first to insert a periscope lens into a smartphone through the Huawei P30 Pro issued in 2019.
This new technology allowed smartphone manufacturers to integrate large-sized zoom lenses without the unit protruding from the back frame.
A periscope lens uses the mirror reflection method to adjust zoom settings.