News regarding the Huawei Mate 40 series has started making appearances online. And now there’s a new report, that reveals some information about the camera technology of this upcoming Huawei flagship.
Lin En-Ping, CEO of Largan Precision said his company has finished the development of free-form and 9P (nine plastic lens pieces) lens modules, with shipments for the former expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2020 and the latter to be adopted by clients in the fourth quarter at the earliest (via DigiTimes).
Largan Precision is a Taiwan based major supplier of camera lens modules for smartphones, tablet computers, and digital cameras, among other devices.
Huawei is a long-standing and one of the biggest customer of Largan, which makes the company first to use this lens in Huawei Mate 40 series.
Back in April, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, also said that Huawei will use a ‘Free-form lens’ in the high-end version of the new Mate series model that will launch in the second half of this year.
According to the information, a free-form lens is a digital lens with curvatures generated, not molded, on at least one side. The use of a free-form lens improves the sharpness of vision and reduces distortion at all distances. The result of this new lens provides a more precise level of visual fine-tuning in view.
The use of this free-form lens will surely improve not only the photo quality but also the visual details at all distances, which most of the time distorts due to the focal length of the lens.
In addition to the free-form lens, the 9P module will further improve the light intake capability of the sensor for low light photography. However, Huawei already uses the RYYB color mapping in its camera sensors, which captures much better low light images compared to other camera modules.
Still, RYYB sensors some times pushes extra yellowish effect on the images when a user zooms in to an object. The sensor may improve in the future.
Samsung and Huawei signed technology license agreement
Alongside Oppo, do you know that Huawei has also signed an agreement for sharing key technology patents with Samsung? Yes, Huawei partnered with 20 companies around the globe, this includes smartphone makers, smart cars, network equipment makers, and others.
Talking specifically, Samsung is the biggest licensee among the foreign players that signed an agreement with Huawei for cross-license patent sharing. Under this agreement, Samsung could use Huawei’s patent for its own devices.
Probably, Samsung could pay Huawei per device. However, there are no further details are available on the specifics of the contract between these two tech giants.
Earlier this day, Huawei officially confirmed a cross-licensing global technology patent with Chinese phone maker, Oppo. This partnership will allow Oppo to access Huawei’s wireless network, WiFi, audio and video encoders, and 5G patents.
In patent law, a cross-licensing agreement is an agreement according to which two or more parties grant a license to each other for the exploitation of the subject matter claimed in one or more of the patents each owns.
Huawei has been one of the biggest patent holders of 5G technologies in the world and continues ramping up investment for research and development on new network technologies.
Huawei patents are widely recognized, especially in mainstream standards such as cellular, Wi-Fi, and audio/video codecs.
In June this year, Huawei announced its annual patent applications in the U.S. totals around 4000, with an average of 3000 new ones granted. In 2021, Huawei ranked fifth in terms of new patents granted, adding up to a total of 20000 patents in the United States.
During the same timeline, the number of Huawei’s patent applications in China has been on the rise for seven years, exceeding 10,000 in 2020 and hitting nearly 12,000 in 2021.
Huawei’s licensees cover many areas, including smartphones, connected cars, networking, IoT, and smart homes. In the past five years, more than 2 billion smartphones have obtained Huawei’s 4G/5G patent licenses. And for cars, about 8 million connected vehicles are licensed with Huawei patents each year.
(source – nikkeiasia)
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version launched, measure as light as 100g
Huawei Smart Scales are amazing and today, the company launched the Bluetooth version of the Smart Scale 3 weight measurement device. And it can measure objects as light as 100g.
According to the information, Huawei Smart Scale 3 brings a large rounded cornered glass surface on top. It Weighs around 1.3kg and has a 3.5mm short-scale foot design.
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is benchmarked against the gold standard dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry method – DEXA.
The correlation of the measurement results of fat mass is greater than 0.922. The closer the numerical correlation is to 1, the more accurate the detection results.
On the other hand, the Scale can accurately measure 13 important human body composition data based on massive data and AI technology, and detailed measurement results can be viewed from the Huawei Health mobile app.
Huawei Health app has over 200 training courses, including fat loss, muscle gain, diet and training, and more. The changes in body index data have historical records.
Huawei Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth supports the weighing of small objects that could be as light as 100g. Pets, fruits, and vegetables can be directly weighed on the scale.
The device is in Frost White and Island Blue version at 129 yuan. On the other hand, the yellow limited edition will be available at 208 yuan. The Smart Scale 3 Bluetooth version is currently launched in China.
Huawei Nova 10 SE with 108MP triple camera launched in China
Today, Huawei Nova 10 SE smartphone launched in China comes with a 108-megapixel triple camera system. On the other hand, the phone has a beautiful desing as well as a number of new features.
Huawei Nova 10 SE features a 6.67-inch of screen size with 1.07 billion colors, an OLED panel, up to 90 Hz refresh rate, and up to 270 Hz touch sampling rate as well as FHD+ resolution. The display panel inherits a flat design and there’s a center-hole punch to house a selfie camera.
Coming to the dimensions, the phone is only 7.39mm thick and weighs 184 grams. On the other hand, there are three beautiful colors to choose from Starry Silver, Mint Green, and Starry Black.
Huawei Nova 10 SE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G octa-core chipset featuring Octa-core, 4 × Cortex-A73 at 2.4 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53 at 1.9 GHz, and Adreno 610 GPU.
The phone is featured with HarmonyOS 2.0.1 software pre-installed and there are a number of new features and a refreshed user interface ready for you to explore.
Huawei Nova 10 SE brings a quad camera system that includes a 108 MP High-Res Camera (f/1.9 aperture), 8 MP Ultra-Wide Depth Camera (f/2.2 aperture), and 2 MP Macro Camera (f/2.4 aperture). The front side of the phone has a 16MP portrait camera with f/2.2 aperture.
It is packed with a 4500mAh battery and it could recharge with a 66W supercharger. The phone has various sensors such as a Gravity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Compass, Ambient light sensor, and Ultrasound replacing the proximity beam and Gyroscope.
Huawei Nova 10 SE with 128GB version is priced at 1999 yuan (287 USD) and the 256GB version is priced at 2299 yuan (330 USD). The phone will be on sale today.