The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphone has just been teased by the company. As per recent Weibo posts, a Chinese microblogging website, the device will feature a liquid lens on its rear camera module.
In the recent teasers (1,2) on the social media platform, the latest Mi Mix series device will feature a camera with a liquid lens. For those unaware, this lens technology, as the name implies, features a layer of liquid that enables its focus and focal length to change depending on the electrical voltage that is applied on this layer. Through this, the Chinese tech giant will be able to have one camera of the Mi Mix handset capable of taking telephoto to even macro shots as well.
Furthermore, its camera will also be able to offer fast auto focus as well. The new device is expected to be unveiled on 29th March 2021. While liquid lens isn’t a new technology, it is more commonly used in industrial applications where traditional lenses might wear out quickly due to moving mechanical parts. Although, due to their compact size, the lens technology has become appealing prospect for smartph one vendors in recent times.
Technically, a single camera sensor with a liquid lens can theoretically be capable of serving the purpose of various kinds of cameras, which are usually found on the rear of most flagship smartphone of today. Notably, even Huawei has been reportedly been planning on using liquid lens technology for its smartphones as well. So stay tuned for more, as we will be providing updates when additional information is available.
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