Xiaomi shows off retractable wide-aperture lens technology for future smartphones

At the Xiaomi annual developer conference held in China yesterday, Zeng Xuezhong, the president of the company’s mobile phone department showed off  its latest self-developed, Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology. Xiaomi said that the retractable optical structure is designed to compactly lodge within the smartphone and can extend out when needed.

This design allows the retractable telescopic camera to have a larger aperture to increase the amount of light input by 300%, as well as showcase better performance in portrait photography and night photography compared to currently-used camera structures. It also brings new image stabilization technology that offers a larger anti-shake angle, making the images more stable, and increasing sharpness by 20%.

Xiaomi said that it will continue to integrate these professional imaging technologies into smartphone photography, bringing professional photography to hundreds of millions of smartphone users around the world, and adding on to Xiaomi’s portfolio of imaging technology breakthroughs.

Xiaomi doesn’t say when this technology will enter mass production. Hope we can expect something in the future.


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