Some of you may be fond of photography. If so, surely you know what a wide angle lens is, or a macro. In Spanish, normally, the so-called objectives. As well, Xiaomi just introduced two new lenses for smartphone cameras. Of course, there are no known prices or availability of these accessories.
Smartphone lenses are starting to be launched in a very large proportion. Basically, they allow us to obtain photographs from a point of view that would be impossible with the camera that the smartphone has incorporated and without any type of lens. For example, a wide-angle lens allows us to capture photos with an angle even greater than that of the human eye. It is perfect for photographing landscapes or monuments. A macro lens is used to take pictures at very short distances. For example, it is the type of lens used to photograph insects, flowers, or items that are very close. It is very difficult with a conventional camera, because of the difficulty to focus.
As well, Xiaomi has launched two lenses for its smartphones, one wide-angle and one macro, which are the ones seen in the photograph. They have not communicated availability or the price they could have, but we are not too interested in that, since it is most likely that they were not going to reach Europe either. Most important of all, it is the first company of this level to release lenses of this type, accessories for the phone’s standard camera. Some companies dedicated to the manufacture of accessories had launched something similar for iPhone, but the truth is that no company had launched lenses for their own smartphones. However, in a few months it might not be the only one. The Nexus 5 has a magnet in the camera that serves precisely to fix lenses of this type. Who knows if Google will be the next company to launch lenses for smartphone cameras.