OnePlus x Leica? A leaker claims this collaboration will kick off with the OEM's 2021 flagships
OnePlus will launch its 9 series with cameras informed by expertise from the lens and camera specialist Leica. At least, this is in accordance with a new Tweet from @RODENT950, a Twitter-based leaker regarded as knowledgeable in matters related to Chinese phone brands.
The tipster's initial post was followed up by clarification that it did indeed apply to the "Op9 series". A subsequent reply asking if it also extends to this line's rumored novel affordable variant, the 9E, elicited no response, however.
Therefore, should RODENT950 prove accurate in this leak, it seems the OnePlus 9 Pro, at least, will launch with Leica branding. It may contravene an earlier report that pointed to "UltraShot" branding on the vanilla 9's camera hump.
Leica's similar association with Huawei (which, according to the leaker, remains in place despite this alleged new agreement with OnePlus) has resulted in consistent approval from bodies such as DxOMark for this OEM's flagship cameras in the past.