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Leaker reveals OnePlus will partner with Leica for OnePlus 9 series’ camera


Phone manufacturers employ various methods to improve the cameras of their phones. From software optimizations to custom sensors to partnerships with big names in the camera industry: the goal is the same – to have a top-class camera phone.

Talking about partnerships with big players in the camera industry, OnePlus appears may be the latest phone manufacturer to do so if the information from a leaker turns out to be correct.

OnePlus + Leica

According to Teme (@RODENT950), the leaker known for Huawei-related leaks, OnePlus is partnering with Leica on the cameras for the OnePlus 9 series. The leaker had tweeted a list of phone manufacturers and the camera companies they have partnered with. It includes the familiar ones but also mentions a relationship between OnePlus and Leica, which is definitely new info.

One Twitter user then asks if OnePlus has collaborated with Leica, and Teme responds with “Op9 series” which of course means the OnePlus 9 series. This is definitely big news and one that is casually revealed in a tweet.

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If OnePlus is indeed working with Leica on the cameras for the OnePlus 9 series, then we should expect a significant improvement in the camera performance of the next-gen flagships. Maybe we may even see the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro

topple the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mi 10 Ultra from the top of DxOMark’s smartphone camera ranking.

OnePlus’s CEO, Pete Lau, revealed in an interview with Input Mag that they are working on improving the camera performance of their phones “with a bigger focus on software and hardware”. He goes on to say that they are not only improving the offering on the flagship series but also future Nord series. However, nowhere in the interview did he reveal they were working with the German camera company, Leica.

The OnePlus 9 series will include the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9E, and the OnePlus 9 Pro. We do not yet know if all three will feature Leica technology or if it will be limited to only the pro model. Nevertheless, we are excited and we look forward to what OnePlus has planned.

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