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Huawei & Leica Strengthen Their Partnership by Setting up a New R&D Lab

A few months back, we saw the result of the partnership between Huawei and Leica camera which produced the Huawei P9 flagship. In terms of the camera department, there will be a 20MP dual cam setup with OIS, and since then, good reviews have been pouring in ceaselessly that the P9 has turn out to be one of the best camera phones currently in the market.

Now, both brands- Huawei and Leica are set to further strengthen their partnership by establishing a Research and Development centre called ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’ in Wetzlar, Germany. The new innovation centre will reportedly focus on developing visual systems and software based technologies to improve image quality in various fields related to photography and mobile devices.

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According to the statement made by the company, it reads:

“The new lab, located at Leica’s global HQ in Wetzlar, Germany, will drive further development of optical systems and software-based technologies to improve imaging quality in a wide range of photographic and mobile device applications. Additional outcomes will include the creation of computational imaging, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions. In addition to R&D resources from both companies, Huawei and Leica plan to collaborate with German and international universities and research institutions”.

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The centre was founded under the direction of Ren Zhengfei, Huawei founder and Dr Andreas Kaufmann, president of Leica Camera AG board.

As we already know, the Huawei P9 will be boosted by Leica dual camera 20MP, and other  features include a 6” 1080p display, back fingerprint, Kirin 960 and Android 7 Nougat. In addition, there will be a whopping eight colour variants: Rose Gold, Gold, Porcelain White, Bright Moon Silver, Gold Silver, Titanium Silver, Dark Red and Blue Topaz.

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