Leica enters the smartphone segment by officially presenting its first model, the Leica Leitz Phone 1, which has the same features as the Sharp Aquos R6, the latest from Sharp with a 20MP main camera using a one-inch sensor.
It is a slightly modified version of the original Sharp Aquos R6 that has doubled the internal storage capacity to 256GB and with the possibility of reaching up to 1TB of storage capacity through expansion by microSD cards.
This model arrives in partnership with Sharp, for which the finishes of the device and the customization layer have also been adapted to match the Leica corporate line.
Its main features (besides the aforementioned camera) are its 6.6″ OLED display, with a resolution of 2,730 x 1,260p and an effective refresh rate of 120Hz, integrating underneath it the 3D ultrasonic sensor for fingerprints (it can read up to two fingerprints simultaneously for added security).
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, the 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage (expandable up to 1TB), its 12.6MP front camera located in a central notch, in addition to housing a 5,000mAh internal battery, and counting resistance against dust and water IP68, make up the rest of the main specifications of this model.
Of course, no one should be fooled, as it is a model that will have a fairly high cost, in addition to the fact that for the moment it will not be available in international markets, and the company’s plans in the medium and long term in this regard are unknown.
In this sense, it is a model that can be purchased for the moment in the Japanese market through the operator Softbank at a price equivalent to $1,667, which makes it inaccessible to many people, but it will be interesting to see its actual performance, given the specifications it has.
In any case, those who want to know all the specifications in a more detailed and detailed way can go to the datasheet available through the SoftBank website.
This is not the first time that Leica launches other types of devices through partnerships with third parties, as it has previously launched camera models in partnership with Panasonic, so this type of agreement complements the products it offers to the industry through its corresponding divisions.