An unlikely phone brand is schooling the major players in camera innovation

Tecno liquid lens technology
(Image credit: Tecno)

Chinese phone brand Tecno has announced it's working on some rather innovative camera hardware. If you're unfamiliar with Tecno (as most of us were before today!), it was founded in 2006 and focuses on producing cost-conscious devices for emerging markets, explaining the brand's lack of availability in the US and western Europe. But this hasn't stopped Tecno from developing some intriguing new camera tech, including a liquid lens suspended within a periscope camera module.

Liquid lenses

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.