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Smartphone camera powered by NEXTLENS liquid lens technology

Date Announced: 21 Apr 2021

Zurich, Switzerland -- The latest flagship phone from a Chinese tech giant features a novel liquid lens element, which was developed by Swiss optics company NEXTLENS AG. For the first time, a liquid lens is introduced into such a high-precision imaging optical system after years of research and development.

The novel high-quality camera system features an unrivalled macro camera with exceptional magnification, ultra-fast focusing speeds measured in thousands of a second and close focusing up to 3 cm. This new macro functionality turns the smartphone into a microscope allowing users to count the eyes of insects! All these features are enabled by the application of a new liquid lens element.

The miniaturized Swiss lens works like the lens in the human eye. It changes its shape to focus on an object, while traditional cameras move rigid lenses back and forth. This degree of freedom propels novel camera designs and brings features to mobile phones, previously only available in professional DSLR cameras. The liquid lens element is manufactured by NEXTLENS in Switzerland, using proprietary manufacturing technologies.

NEXTLENS says, "Expect many more exciting devices in the coming months."

The flagship phone has been launched by the world’s third largest smart phone maker, a Chinese consumer goods conglomerate, with a wide range of offerings listed on the Hong Kong exchange.

NEXTLENS is a privately owned Swiss optics company headquartered in Zurich.


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