Up until now, Lecia had partnered with several smartphone makers to provide Leica branded mobile camera software and optics. In an interesting turn of events, the company has now officially introduced its very own Leica branded smartphone called the Leitz Phone 1.
Lecia’s first smartphone comes with flagship-level specifications for both performance and camera performance. The main camera used here is a 20MP 1-inch sensor, the biggest sensor size used on a smartphone. Sharp had recently announced the Aquos R6, which also has the same image sensor. The Leitz Phone 1 is basically a rebranded model of the Aquos R6.
That said, the main camera on the Leitz Phone 1 is mounted on a circular camera island and users will also receive a magnetic circular cap. The smartphone also comes with a 12.6MP selfie camera and the main display is a 6.6-inch OLED panel with a scalable 120Hz refresh rate. The chipset used here is the Snapdragon 888 SoC with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The smartphone also houses a large 5000 mAh battery.
For now, the Leica Leitz Phone 1 is sold by SoftBank in Japan for a whopping 1700 dollars (Approx. 6244 AED). There isn’t any word yet if this will ever be sold on the international market.