Announcement. Leica Leitz Phone 2 is almost Sharp Aquos R7. And also only for Japan

Photo Announcement. Leica Leitz Phone 2 is almost Sharp Aquos R7. And also only for Japan

Renowned photography company Leica has announced its second smartphone, the Leica Leitz Phone 2. Like its predecessor Leica Leitz Phone 1, the device is intended exclusively for the Japanese market. Which is even a little strange, because the company is, like, German.

However, it seems that the point here is that both Lake-Laiki are based on Japanese smartphones. The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is almost a copy of the Sharp Aquos R6. Well, about Leitz Phone 2 we can say that this is a rebranded Sharp Aquos R7.

An interesting moment. The first Leica smartphone was promoted by the Leica brand. If you look at the cardsWell, you will notice that such an inscription is applied to the body of the device (twice - above the camera and in a red circle).

Leica Leitz Phone 1

And on Leica Leitz Phone 2, instead of Leica, the inscription Leitz flaunts. Also twice. (Ernst Leitz is the founder of the company. And the company itself was called Leitz until 1986. Well, LEICA = LEItz CAmera).

Different from Sharp Aquos R7 Leica Leitz Phone 2:

  • Appearance. Different colors, different inscriptions, a more square shape of the case, the island of cameras looks different.
  • The amount of permanent memory. It was 256 GB, it became 512 GB.
  • Software.

Pro coIt's hard to say from a distance like this. Judging by what they write, the smartphone is able to click the shutter with the correct Leukian sound. The menus are redrawn in the corporate style. Some special filters for image processing. Well, etc.

It is clear that Leitz Phone 2 is positioned as a photo smartphone. But his cameras are... weird.

The front camera has a plus or minus standard resolution of 12.6 MP.

There are two rear cameras. But the second module, if I understand correctly, is just a trivial depth sensor. Well, the main sensor is an inch, with a resolution of 47.2 MP. I don't see whatOba his name was mentioned somewhere. If I understand correctly, this is the same Sony IMX989 that is used in Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

There is no optical stabilization, no telephoto, no width. Strange, of course, such a photo flagship.

About other characteristics.

Flagship hardware - Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, i.e. will be about a million points in AnTuTu. 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage. Plus, there is even support for memory cards.

Screen. The matrix is ​​called IGZO OLED. Diagonal 6.6" (107 cm²), huge resolution 1260x2730 (456 ppi). Promise of refresh rateScreen resolution up to 240 Hz.

The battery is capacious, 5000 mAh. The charging speed is not called. The Aquos R7 had 67W wired charging and 50W wireless. Most likely, everything is exactly the same here.

The fingerprint scanner is hidden under the screen. NFC module is available. Traditionally for Japan there is protection against water and dust according to the class IP68. There is also a standard audio output.

The smartphone is designed for the Japanese operator SoftBank. Will go on sale in a few days. I don't see any official price information. The news reports about 225,360 yen (₽94,400, $1,550).

Basic�� Leica Leitz Phone 2 specifications:

ScreenOLED, 6.6", 107 cm², 1260x2730, 456 ppi, 1B (10 bit) colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, IGZO OLED, Gorilla Glass HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
2.9 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730 Memory RAM 12 GB, ROM 512 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile Networks5G Bands 3,28,77-79,257
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,11,12,17-19,21,38-42
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900) , 4(1700), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Li-Pol battery, 5000 mAh Dimensions161 x 77 x 9.3 mm Weight211 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 47.2 MP, f/1.9, 19.00mm, Sony IMX989, EIS
- 1.9 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 12.6 MP, f/2.3, 27.00mm, no flash, autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Light, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC USBType-C

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