Just over a year after its first model was released, Ica He returns to propose a new smartphone under his Leitz brand: here and then come Letz Phone 2the second photographer’s phone for the famous German photography house.
The Leica name has been present for some time in the mobile world thanks to the many collaborations the company has with key companies in this sector – such as Xiaomi – but it seems that Leica does not want to give up its presence in the sector even with its own personal offer.
True top of the range
In fact, as it happens in these cases, it is not actually a smartphone made from scratch by Leica, but a customized version of the already announced Aquos R7, with which the Leitz Phone 2 shares all the technical characteristics.
Being a smartphone based on the hardware model launched last May, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the body of the Leitz Phone 2, rather than the latest Plus, which is well accompanied 12 GB RAM, 512 GB From UFS 3.1 expandable memory (up to 1 TB), screen 6.6″ 10-bit Pro IGZO OLED (WUXGA +) bin 240 Hz (Let’s not talk about touch sampling) and equal peak brightness 2000 net.
Other features include support 3.5 mm audio jackDolby Atmos stereo speakers, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, certification IP68 And a very complete set of connections that includes Wifi 6Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, Type-C port and a good battery 5000 mAh With fast charging and wireless charging. In short, a very respectable equipment.
LEICA’s heart beats in the camera
The Leica spirit is clearly felt in the photographic sector, where we always find the usual sensor from 47.2 Megapixels From the well 1 “equipped Leica SUMMICRON lenses with f / 1.9 . aperture and a focal length equivalent to 19 mm. Remember that there is no optical stabilization, but the sensor is supported by the digital sensor and we also find a second 1.9 MP camera dedicated to measuring depth for photos. front camera from 12.6 Megapixel.
Leica has also customized the camera software, those cameras will resume and have introduced a mode called Leitz Look which allows you to simulate the effect of Leica M lenses. There are also other things like the shutter sound that summons noise from the German manufacturer’s cameras.
Price and availability
Unfortunately, the Leica Leitz Phone 2 will only reach the Japanese market from the next day November 18price 225,360 yen Which one is equivalent? About 1,547 euros at the current exchange rate. We don’t know what is Leica’s update policy for its devices, but we have been informed that the smartphone will be on sale with Android 12.