Leica, together with the Japanese holding Softbank, announced the first smartphone under its own brand.
The novelty was named Leica Leitz Phone 1. The device received a design in the style of branded cameras with a red circle Leica Red Dot. In addition, the smartphone comes with a case and a magnetic lens cover. In terms of specifications, they are exactly the same as those of the recently released Sharp AQUOS R6.
The Leica Leitz Phone 1 features a 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED screen with a 2730 × 1260p resolution, 411 ppi pixel density, a peak brightness of 2000 nits, and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 888 chip paired with 12 GB of RAM. The main feature of a smartphone is its camera. It has a 1-inch sensor with a resolution of 20 MP, an f/1.9 aperture, and a focal length of 35 mm. The sensor is paired with a 7-lens Leica lens. It is complemented by a ToF sensor and LED flash. It is currently the largest camera sensor in smartphones.
The device also has a 5000 mAh battery, Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner, IPX5/8 and IP6X protection, NFC and a built-in 5G modem.
The Leica Leitz Phone 1 will go on sale in Japan on June 18th. For the apparatus, they will ask for $1,700.