Best smartphone-camera partnerships

Smartphone brands and camera makers are known for launching phones with branded camera modules. Here are the best smartphone and camera brand collaborations.

Xiaomi-Leica

Xiaomi is reportedly working on the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. It is being speculated that the upcoming flagship will come with a Leica-branded powerful camera setup.

Vivo-Carl Zeiss

Vivo and Carl Zeiss announced a partnership in 2020. They introduced the Zeiss-powered imaging system in the Vivo X60 Pro. It had a Gimbal Stabilisation system and Extreme Night Vision.

Nokia-Carl Zeiss

The association between Nokia and Carl Zeiss goes back to the N-series of devices. Both brands revived their partnership in 2017 without being exclusive.

Sony-Carl Zeiss

Sony announced a partnership with Carl Zeiss in 2020 for its Xperia series smartphones. The Xperia 1 II was the first to feature Zeiss’s optics with T* anti-reflective coating.

Huawei-Leica

Huawei announced its partnership with Leica back in 2016. The Huawei P9 was the first Leica-branded offering and P50 series smartphones are said to be the last.

OPPO-Hasselblad

OPPO announced a three-year partnership with Hasselblad in February this year. The partnership is for OPPO’s Find X series to create improved mobile photography experience.

OnePlus-Hasselblad

OnePlus announced a three-year partnership with Hasselblad in 2021. Together they will co-develop the next generation of smartphone camera systems for future OnePlus flagships.

Schneider-Kreuznach-BlackBerry

Not many know this but BlackBerry partnered with German brand Schneider-Kreuznach for the BlackBerry Priv. The camera offered optical stabiliser and 1080p video.