Leica has announced its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1. Leica, one of the world’s most established camera manufacturers, announced its first smartphone with its own brand.
The first Leica smartphone, is basically the Sharp Aquos R6 with minor tweaks and a name change. And Leica isn’t shy about disclosing this information.
The Leitz Phone 1 will be released exclusively in Japan in July. The Leitz Phone 1, which has a large and round camera module aligned in the middle on the back and a silver magnetic cover for this camera module, with the Leica logo, offers a nice appearance with its matte black back surface.
Leitz Phone 1 has a thickness of 9.5 mm and a weight of 212 grams. Leitz Phone 1, which comes with an Android interface, offers a mostly monochrome, that is, black and white appearance. In addition, the camera application of the device features Leitz Looks monochrome photo mode.
Powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 888 processor, the Leitz Phone 1 has a 6.6-inch 120 Hz IZGO OLED display with 2,730 x 1,260 pixels. Coming with 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, the smartphone offers a 5,000 mAh battery, IP68 water and dust resistance.
The Leica Leitz Phone 1 will currently only be available in Japan, with a $1,700 price tag announced for the phone.
Leica Leitz Phone 1 Specifications
Processor: Snapdragon 888
GPU: Adreno 660
Display: 6.6 inches, WUXGA+, 1260 x 2730 pixels
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Panel: IGZO OLED
Main Camera: 20.2 MP, f/1.9
Front Camera: 12.6 MP, f/2.3
OS: Android 11