Xiaomi is reviving its ground-breaking Xiaomi Mi Mix flagship handset, and this year they are set for a new twist.

Last year the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha features a wrap-around display and this year, according to reliable leaker Ice Universe, one of the new innovations is set to be a liquid lens camera.

The teaser reads:

World Premiere

Liquid Lens

A future camera like the lens of a human eye.

Xiaomi Spring Product Launch Conference

March 29 19:30

As the teaser suggests, a liquid lens would work like the lens in the human eye, deforming to adjust the focal distance, meaning you could do away with the panoply of cameras (wide-angle, telephoto, regular and macro) which festoon the back of smartphones these days.

Watch a brief demo on the technology as applied in industrial automation below:

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We should learn a lot more on Monday next week.