Huawei to use liquid lens in its 2021 flagships

Ro, 27 November 2020

A new report coming straight from China claims that Huawei is in the final stage of testing the so-called liquid lens, which is supposed to largely improve image stabilization and focus times. In fact, the focus time will be reduced to a couple of milliseconds matching the focus time of the human eye.

Huawei to use liquid lens in its flagship devices next year

It's said that the tech will be used for the telephoto camera first so instead of moving the lenses, the module will change the shape of the liquid through varying voltage so it focuses the light. As a bonus, the implementation will be more durable to shock as well, compared to the traditional focusing motors.

According to a renowned Chinese tipster, the lens will be paired with the still unannounced Sony IMX782 sensor and as we already pointed out, it will be used in a telephoto setup.

Source 1Source 2 (both in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • CCE
  • 30 Nov 2020
  • n74

Is not that liquid produce by Sony, the same liquid that they use to produce oled screen?

The pixel pitch of the new sensor is 1.6µm, so using that information you can calculate its exact sensor area. If you do the same for the old 40MP sensor as well then you should end up getting roughly the same area.

  • JDK
  • 29 Nov 2020
  • ybx

oh! I haven't heard anything about the huawei 20MP ultrawide, can you give me your source? If they're the same size, then that's ok.

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