Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has officially confirmed on its Weibo blog that the upcoming Mi Mix phone, which will be released in a few days, it uses “Liquid Lens” technology in its cameras. The lens uses a liquid film wrapped in a thin film to replace simple optical lenses. The motor can precisely control the shape of the lens, which allows very fast autofocus, but can also quickly change the focal length of the lens.
The lens uses a thin film wrapped in a liquid to replace ordinary optical lenses. The motor can precisely control the shape of the lens, which allows very fast autofocus, but can also quickly change the focal length of the lens. In essence, liquid lenses can easily switch from wide-angle to macro to telephoto, giving phone users a super flexible camera that uses only one lens instead of the three to four lenses you see on many flagships with photographic ambitions.
Xiaomi says that it developed its own technology and that the liquid lens “has properties of high light transmission, very low scattering and resistance to extreme environments”.
Since we first introduced this technology to the public in June 2004, we’ve looked at liquid lenses. Even then, it was seen as a game-changer in the smartphone market – the smartphone market. Remember, the Motorola Razr V3 is almost as powerful as a cell phone. Varioptic will work with Samsung on cameras with smartphones with liquid lenses next year and will be available in stores in late 2005.
This is certainly not the case, even though Samsung has patented liquid zoom lenses since at least 2010. Why didn’t Samsung introduce it? Who knows … For a large parts supplier like Samsung, the idea of selling multiple cameras on one device might be more compelling than a lens system that can do it all.
The innovative Liquid Lens technology works like a human eye. It's smaller and can focus faster + more accurately, with both telephoto and macro shooting capabilities. #MiMIXFOLD #XiaomiMegaLaunch pic.twitter.com/cs9QtjKhJZ— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) March 30, 2021
In any case, it will be very interesting to see how the Mi Mix camera works and learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this technology in this area. Xiaomi is currently rocking its camera technology. The launch event on March 29 marked the debut of the Mi 11 Super Cup GN2, one of the first phones to use Samsung’s unusual new Isocell GN2 camera sensor.