hang a real Leica interchangeable camera lens on the back of the smartphone

hang a real Leica interchangeable camera lens on the back of the smartphone

If the field of photography has become very important for telephone manufacturers wishing to meet ever-increasing public expectations, there are perhaps certain limits that should not be exceeded. Xiaomi has just shown a new concept: the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept which allows you to attach an interchangeable Leica lens to the back of a smartphone. Real or fake good idea?

For several years now, smartphone manufacturers have been competing with more or less ingenious ideas to allow us to take the most beautiful photos with our mobile devices. The ultimate goal would be to exceed the results obtained with real cameras. If the compact models are effectively outclassed, the hybrids keep the advantage of zooms while the most successful Reflex models still have a bright future ahead of them. However, Xiaomione of the most advanced brands in research for photo (and video) quality has just presented a new concept, the Xiaomi 12S Ultra Concept. This is a mobile phone which is equipped with a specific ring in its back, at the level of the photo sensors allowing to fix an interchangeable lens, like a classic camera. The Xiaomi brand works with Leica company for a few months now after the latter left Huawei. The idea here is not only to cover the existing sensors within the mobile with lenses, but rather to integrate the sensors without lenses ready to receive those of the photo partner.




 


Several tests more or less of the same type have already been attempted in the past. Motorola had notably proposed and marketed a photo unit that was added to the smartphone with the Mods model then produced by another big name in photography Hasselblad, now a partner of Oppo (and OnePlus for certain models). Still, Xiaomi’s concept suffers from a fairly significant problem which relates to weight, because with such a lens it is certain that the center of gravity is moved and it may not be very obvious to stand use the phone with such a facility. Remember that the Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone is only marketed in China and that this lens mount is only a concept, which does not mean that it will ever be available.