After half a year of various rumors and leaks, Xiaomi and Leica announced a partnership.
What is known
The corresponding press release appeared on the official website of the Chinese manufacturer. The companies will cooperate in the field of mobile photography.
“Xiaomi focuses on creating the ultimateuser experience and always hoped to get the most out of photography with a smartphone. Xiaomi and Leica agree with each other's aspirations and ideas, and value each other's advantages and industries. This collaboration will give a strong boost to Xiaomi's image strategy." said Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Group.
Unfortunately, there are no details about the first joint smartphone yet. It is only known that it will be shown in July. If rumors are to be believed, it will be the Xiaomi 12 Ultra flagship.
“I am honored to announce today thelong-term strategic cooperation with Xiaomi. Leica and Xiaomi are premium global brands, and through this unprecedented deep collaboration process, both sides have consistently worked to bring customers a new era of mobile photography,” added Matthias Harsch, CEO of Leica Camera AG.
Recall that since 2019, Leica has collaborated withby Huawei. The result of this collaboration was excellent camera phones that topped the DxOMark rating. But due to sanctions and the US and the crisis associated with them, Huawei and Leica ceased to be partners.
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