Hey all people, Leica has a cell phone!
It really is referred to as the Leitz Cell phone 1 (via Engadget), and it’s the initial time a cellphone has been extensively branded as a Leica cellphone, although it is essentially getting sold in Japan by cell large SoftBank.
The focus, of system, is on the digital camera program, though it will audio a little odd as opposed to most smartphones these times. The cellular phone has just a single, 20-megapixel, f/1.9 digital camera on the back again, nevertheless the digicam has a 1-inch sensor, which is the most important you can presently get on a cell phone. On the entrance, there’s a 12.6-megapixel selfie digital camera.
Other than that, the telephone is definitely flagship material, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage (expandable by way of microSD cards). The display is a 6.6-inch OLED with a 2,730×1,260 pixel resolution and a 240Hz variable refresh fee. At last, the telephone has a 5,000mAh battery, and IP68 dust/h2o resistance.
This remaining a Leica telephone, purchasers will get a number of other tidbits, such as a mostly monochrome UI customized by Leica, as perfectly as a nifty circumstance and a lens cap for the completely substantial digicam bump on the back again.
However, the cellphone is not precisely new: It is a rebranded and redesigned Sharp Aquos R6 with the precise identical specs, down to that massive rear digital camera (although the Leitz Cellular phone 1 does appear with double the storage memory out of the box). There’s nothing at all odd about this: Leica frequently lends branding and know-how to other smartphone firms. But now, Softbank is fundamentally re-launching a Sharp cellular phone, with Leica branding, as a Leica mobile phone. Inception!
The pre-orders for the Leitza Mobile phone 1 are kicking off in Japan on June 18, with availability starting off in late July. The selling price is 187,920 yen ($1,700), and there’s no data on whether the cellphone will be readily available internationally.