Huawei & Leica Partnership Paves the Way for Dual Camera Tech

Dual cameras are the newest trend to hit the smartphone industry. The trend has taken root and is growing day by day as more brands join the fray.

Huawei was the first company to incorporate Leica’s sensors in its dual camera smartphones as part of a strategic partnership with the camera maker.

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus were the first smartphones in the world to boast a dual camera setup using Leica’s sensors.

Huawei P9 comes with two 12 MP rear lenses from ‘Leica’ – the prestigious and famous camera company.

P9 Plus also boasts dual-pixel technology and two apertures – 27mm, f/2.2, along with an RGB sensor for greater brightness and more detail in images, even in low-light conditions. The phones have been reported to sell over 12 million units.

Huawei s Mate 9 and Mate 9 PRO upgraded to the 2nd generation of Leica dual cameras. Mate 9’s dual-camera module incorporates a 20 MP RGB sensor for colored photos and a 12MP monochrome sensor that shoots black-and-white photos.

The dual-cam setup is accompanied by OIS, PDAF and Laser AF, 2x lossless zoom and a dual tone, dual-LED flash. Both Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro have won numerous awards from Europe/US media including; CNET, Zdnet, etc.

Carrying on the legacy, Huawei’s P10 and P10 Plus were the first smartphones to feature Leica lens in both its front and back cameras.

P10’s 12MP RGB + 20MP monochrome lenses featured Hybrid Zoom with an auto-focus system and a portrait mode.

This device was also praised by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA) Smartphone Camer for its brilliant camera technology.

That being said, there is no doubt that technology in terms of innovation and convenience is progressing on a daily basis. That leaves us thinking what will the next Huawei smartphone boasting a dual-camera be like?


  • If leica is best company in camera department and won numerous awards then how every time Samsung won best camera award, its not about lens only its more about software optimization.


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