Varioptic's Liquid Lenses Coming In Q3
Varioptic and Seiko struck an agreement to jointly develop, manufacture and market liquid lenses for cell phones. Seiko has the ability to ramp up production quickly and at low cost. The two firms believe they can offer Variotic liquid camera lenses to handset makers by the third quarter of 2008. They will focus on the Arctic 314 and Arctic 416 liquid lenses, which rate 5 megapixels in 0.33-inch and 0.25-inch modules. Liquid lenses offer some improvements over conventional lenses in that they are faster and use less power. Their speed, in particular, will improve the quality of video captured by camera phones.
Mar 23, 2021
OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, its newest flagship phones. The 9 Pro is a true flagship-class phone with a QHD AMOLED display with variable refresh from 1 to 120 Hz, and IP68 water rating, starting at $969.
Jan 14, 2021
Samsung today officially unveiled its Galaxy S21 series of flagship phones for 2021. All three models sport a distinctive new "Contour Cut Camera" design where the metal frame extends around one corner to surround the rear cameras.
Mar 30, 2021
Xiaomi today announced its first foldable phone, the Mi Mix Fold. The phone is also the first in the world to use Liquid Lens technology on one of its cameras.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
Feb 11, 2020
Samsung today announced its new flagship phones for 2020: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. In the US, all three models support 5G and are powered by Qualcomm's newest top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.