The well-known Leica brand is launching its second smartphone, the Leitz Phone 2, but only in a selected market.
As with the previous model, Leica is making the model available, aimed at photography (of course), only in Japan.
Leica Leitz Phone 2 Specifications
Leica also has a smartphone in its product portfolio. Or rather, as of today it even has two models, since it is launching its Leitz Phone 2 which succeeds the previous model.
And if the predecessor was only available in black, the Leitz Phone 2 is only available in white! Another particularity of the design is that the engraved Leica brand is nowhere on the model. The model has the word Leitz engraved on the rear panel and on the camera ring.
It even runs the Android 12 operating system under a custom Leica interface.
Inside the Leitz Phone 2 is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor paired with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. In theory, these specs translate into powerful performance, despite the overheating issues related to this Qualcomm chip.
Leitz Phone 2 with one-inch sensor
Being a Leica smartphone, of course, the Leitz Phone 2 arrives aimed at photography with a 47.2 megapixel sensor with an inch in size. This is complemented by a two-megapixel depth sensor.
In a statement, Leica explains that the “Leitz Phone 2’s proprietary software engine brings the typical ‘Leica look’ to smartphone photography. Create Leitz looks based on the three iconic M lenses: The Summilux 28 for imposing shots taken in the center of the action; the Summilux 35 for everyday and street art photography; and the Noctilux 50, for portraits with its extremely high 1.2 aperture, capturing photos with Leica bokeh.”
Furthermore, the new Leitz Phone 2 also features a 6.6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2730×1260 pixels and a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits.
It is now available in the Japanese market for an approximate price of 1,530 euros.
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