Inside Leica's HQ

Earlier in the month, DCW was invited by smartphone manufacturer Huawei to tour Leica's headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany. Having announced a long-term partnership at the start of 2016, the two companies have worked closely to ramp up the photographic capabilities of smartphones, the fruits of this being Huawei's Mate and P series models.

The newest arrival is the Mate 10 Pro, and there's plenty on board to tempt the photographer. The star is the Leica-branded, dual-camera system on the rear, with a 20MP RGB sensor paired with a 12MP monochrome one, and a lens in front of each that has an impressively wide f/1.6 aperture. 

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.