We are all too familiar with the famous Carl Zeiss (now called just Zeiss) camera optics from back in the day when Nokia was a leader in the mobile phone space. Sony’s image sensors are all the rage at the moment. If the recent announcements at the ended Mobile World Congress in Spain are anything to go by, we have not yet seen the best of smartphone photography yet. Betting on such a future, Chinese device maker Huawei has entered into a long-term agreement with German camera maker Leica.
While both companies fail to tell the world at this point the exact areas of their partnership are not clear but it is not hard to see where this is going. In the release, Leica acknowledges Huawei’s recent milestones in smartphone cameras. This could mean that going forward, Huawei’s already world-class mobile cameras will only get better under the partnership with Leica. Or we could even see a photography-focused mobile product along the lines of Nokia’s 808 Pureview and Lumia 1020 or something like Samsung’s Galaxy Camera, Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy K Zoom. Details of this partnership and what it will bring will likely become clear as new products from either side become available in coming days.