Huawei Files Patent for Smartphone with Interchangable Lenses

To be used on the P50 series?

When it comes to cameras, Huawei is the trendsetter. From introducing the first triple rear camera phone with the P20 Pro back in 2018 to debuting a periscope camera with 10x optical zoom on the P40 Pro+, Huawei continues to push the boundaries of smartphone photography. For its latest move, Huawei reportedly filed a new patent at European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), where a smartphone will be able to use interchangeable lenses a la DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.


The said patent shows a phone with a large, single rear camera setup with an attachment for various lenses—possibly ranging from ultra-wide-angle optics to telephoto lenses.

While Huawei is not the first to come up with the idea—Motorola did come with the idea for its Moto Mods but did not come to fruition—there’s a possibility that Huawei might use the said patent for the upcoming P50 series next year.


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