Sehatnews – German camera manufacturer Leica has once again teamed up with Japanese Foxconn subsidiary Sharp to launch a Leica smartphone. The Leica Leitz Phone 2 will soon be on the market for the equivalent of a good 1500 euros.
As Leica and Sharp announced today, the Leica Leitz Phone 2 is a new edition of the smartphone that is heavily tailored to customers of the premium camera provider. Basically, this is a special variant of the Sharp Aquos R7, i.e. a current high-end smartphone with top equipment and a large 1″ camera sensor.
A camera is enough if it is a Leica cameraFor the Leitz Phone 2, Leica has once again heavily modified the software around the camera so that the device ultimately delivers images with the characteristics of the manufacturer’s high-priced premium cameras. Among other things, there are various filters and even a special widget that displays the “golden hour”, in which photographers particularly like to work due to the position of the sun, in order to obtain attractive shots.
Leica Leitz Phone 2
The main camera of the Leica Leitz Phone 2 uses a 1″ sensor with a resolution of 47.2 megapixels and an F/1.9 aperture, while a 13-megapixel sensor with autofocus does its job on the front. Under the hood, Sharp relies on the the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, i.e. the high-end SoC that is also used in various other top smartphones.
With 12 gigabytes of RAM, the Leica Leitz Phone 2 is well equipped and 512 GB of internal flash memory offers space for many photos, after all there is no microSD card slot here. The display is a 6.6-inch OLED panel with 2730 x 1260 pixels, which uses Sharp’s own development and production IGZO technology. With 5000 mAh, the battery is generously dimensioned.
The device only weakens when it comes to the operating system, because Android 12 is still installed. The Leica Leitz Phone 2 will be launched in Japan in the color “Leica White” for the equivalent of just under 1550 euros, but can also be purchased somewhat cheaper through contracts with major mobile phone providers. A launch outside of Japan is not yet planned.
This article has been published on the website : winfuture.de