This post was most recently updated on December 4th, 2019
up until this time, it has always come to me as a surprise how Huawei has consistently been able to produce phones with stunning camera lenses. As we all know, one of the most famous features of Huawei mobile phones in recent years is taking pictures. Also whenever a Huawei flagship mobile phone is released, the evaluation on DxOMark has always been world-class. Even Apple and Samsung are always threatened. Some people say that it was because Huawei took pictures with because Huawei phones have the Leica logo. Today, i glad to tell you that Huawei uses sony camera lenses.
However, if this is so, why do we have the Leica logo on Huawei phones?
How Huawei uses Sony camera Lenses in Conjuntion with Algorithm from Leica
Needless to say that Huawei combines two strong entities/elements to products the best world mobile phone photography. Sony made the camera lens sensors while Leica provided the camera software optimisation.
Little wonder that among so many Chinese mobile phones, as long as we talk about Huawei mobile phones, we will definitely mention its camera. We also know that Huawei has actually put the Leica logo on the rear camera since P9, indicating that this is a Leica camera.
What is Leica? Who Produces Leica Cameras?
Since Leica does not produce mobile phone cameras, where do those so-called “Leica cameras” come from?
First, let’s take a look at Leica. Leica, also known as Leica, is a well-known German optical lens manufacturer with a history of more than 100 years. In the camera world, Leica is the representative of professionalism, precision, quality and expensiveness. Technically, we can say, one of the reasons why Huawei flagship phones are expensive is because of the quality of the camera.
Why do Huawei Phones have the “Leica” Logo?
In Huawei’s publicity, it has repeatedly emphasized that its mobile phone uses a Leica camera. This allows for more possibilities for mobile phone photography.
However, Leica lenses(camera sensors) are very expensive they cost thousands of dollars, while Huawei’s three-camera phones are only a few hundred dollars. Can we now say the lenses used by Huawei are fake?
First off, let’s understand the factors that affect the quality of mobile phone photography. The first is the lens and the second is the algorithm.
Why does the Huawei phone have Leica logo? Because there are two types of Leica certification, one is lens certification, and the other is algorithm certification.
The camera algorithm of Huawei mobile phones is certified by Leica. These include some camera modes and color filters. However, for users, in fact, Leica and Sony lenses do not matter, what they care about is the final result.
The focus of Huawei’s promotion of Leica lenses is that Leica provides software support for Huawei mobile phones equipped with Leica lenses, that is, imaging adjustment.
At present, almost all camera sensors are Sony. In other words, Huawei also acquires its cameras sensors from sony. This is not surprising because Japan has accumulated many years of research and development in optical and electronic products, and the camera market is also very stable.
Huawei partners with Leica on the Camera Algorithm While Sony Produces the Camera lenses
The cooperation between Huawei and Leica is an algorithm, not a lens. Huawei dared to play the Leica logo because Huawei and Leica cooperated on the algorithm.
In addition, Huawei owns a team of engineers from Leica. As for whether this Leica is called a real Leica, you have to judge for yourself. Of course, algorithms are important, and the main thing is the hardware.