The $1,500 smartphone will only retail in Japan.
Leica, a company specializing in the production of high-end cameras and lenses, has officially unveiled its second ever smartphone.
The new model is close in terms of technical characteristics to the previously released Sharp Aquos R7 smartphone. In the updated version, Leica redesigned the body, stylizing it as a Leica M8 camera, and also introduced a branded hard protective case and lens cap in the style of a camera.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and supports 5G. The device has a 6.6-inch curved OLED display, a 12.6-megapixel front camera and a 47.2-megapixel main camera. Built-in filters from Leica allow you to style finished shots like real shots from a full-frame camera.
The new smartphone has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal memory, and also supports microSD memory cards up to 1 TB. The smartphone runs on the Android 12 operating system, and its shell is stylized as the menu of Leica cameras.
Leica launched its first smartphone in the summer of 2021. The Leitz Phone 1 was developed based on the Sharp Aquos R6 smartphone.