The current P50 series from Huawei is the last of its kind: The Chinese manufacturer has confirmed that the camera cooperation with the traditional German manufacturer Leica will no longer be continued. Leica will work with the Huawei competition in the future.


Huawei: partnership with Leica ended

German expertise in the form of the optics expert Leica is also used in the current smartphones of the P50 series from Huawei. As the Chinese manufacturer has now confirmed, the long-standing Cooperation with the company from Wetzlar ended (Source: Android Authority).

Future cell phones from Huawei must therefore without the over 100 years of Leica experience get by This already applies to the Mate 50 series, which is expected later in the year.

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Huawei and Leica had common cause for the first time in 2016 made. The Leica logo was first seen on the P9 cell phones and later also on the Mate 9 series. As part of the partnership, work was done on image optimization, custom color modes and portrait shots (bokeh effect), among other things

Huawei’s loss is a profit for the competition: Xiaomi follows in the footsteps of Huawei and cooperates with Leica in the future. With the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, the new collaboration should bear fruit for the first time, as the manufacturer explained. Together, smartphone photography should be taken to a new level.

The Huawei P50 Pro in the video:

Huawei: Market share has fallen significantly

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With Leica, one of Huawei’s last western partners says goodbye. The German manufacturer was not affected by the US sanctions, which is why the cooperation was able to continue. How bad things are now for Huawei, figures recently made clear about the Chinese mobile phone market. Within just one year, Huawei’s market share there has fallen from 15 percent to just 6.2 percent.

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