Xiaomi teases camera with liquid lens on upcoming Mi Mix

Xiaomi teases camera with liquid lens on upcoming Mi Mix


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Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix handset will include a camera with a liquid lens, the company teased in a pair of Weiboposts today. As its name implies, the lens typically includes a layer of liquid, and the lens’s focus and focal length are changed by applying an electrical voltage. Xiaomi says the lens will allow one camera to take everything from telephoto to macro shots as well as offer fast autofocus. The phone is due to be unveiled on March 29th.

Liquid lenses have been around for a number of years, but they’re typically found in industrial applications where traditional lenses with moving mechanical parts might wear out too quickly. But their compact size and versatility make them an appealing prospect for smartphones. In theory, one…

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