- Huawei will use COC lenses on their upcoming Mate 60 series
- Xiaomi already used COC lens on Xiaomi 13 Ultra
- COC lenses have extraordinary transparency to lights
Lens plays an important role in every camera system. Not only the configuration and the flexibility of the lens, but the material of the lens can affect image quality significantly. In smartphone, most of the time plastic lenses are being used. Though glass lenses are superior, plastic lenses are easy to manufacture and also lightweight. But the plastic quality and the coating on the lens are also important. Coating can greatly impact the sharpness of the image.
Huawei is always concerned about the photography of their phone. They try to use the latest camera technologies in their phone. Recently, Huawei invested a lot on their smartphone business. This time, with the Mate 60 series, Huawei seems to be extra serious witht the camera. Previously we heard that Huawei will use variable apperture module inside the main camera of the Huawei P60 Pro.
The current news says that Huawei will use specialized lenses on their upcoming Huawei Mate series phones. Rumors says that Huawei will use COC (Cyclic olefin copolymer) lens in Huawei Mate 60 series phones.
What is COC lens?
COC or Cyclic Olefin Copolymer is a special type of polymer that have some special chemical properties. COC is very similar to glass and have high light transparency and absorbtion rate than any other plastic materials used in lenses. COC have a very low moisture absorption rate. This means the lens won’t be blurry in long run. COC also have low birefringence and high Abbe number. WIth all these, COC is a great material for optical usage.
Huawei isn’t the only manufacturer who is using COC lenses. Previously, Xiaomi used COC lenses in their XIaomi 13 Ultra. The optical quality of Xiaomi 13 Ultra with 1-inch sensor was expectional. We also expect Huawei doing even better with new technologies.