Leica outs the LEITZ Phone 2 with a large 47.2MP 1in. camera at the back

Another phone from Leica based on an existing Sharp phone!

Leica is not a company popular for making smartphones, but their experience with smartphone companies like Huawei and Xiaomi makes them have the experience. Leica is experimenting with mobile handsets to test out their world-renowned sensors and lenses, as the company is more popular for its cameras than its smartphone optics.

The second phone Leica created under a joint venture with Softbank and Sharp is the Leica LEITZ Phone 2. Continuing from its predecessor, it is a camera phone in all respects, coming with an improved 1in. sensor with a 47.2MP resolution. Also, there’s a useless depth sensor beside this large camera island.

The large camera island resembles that of a DSLR camera, and this is intentional. Its camera app has been modified to emulate that of Leica’s popular M lenses.

It is based on a Sharp Aquos R7 which means it retains the same flagship features as that, albeit with a slightly different camera island design. These specs include a 6.6in.10-bit 2K (2730x1260px) IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) AMOLED screen with 2K peak brightness and a very high 240Hz refresh rate where no gaming phone can ever compare. It also has Dolby Vision and In-display fingerprint scanner support.

Its chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 (4nm) paired with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage (not expandable). Powering it is a 5000mAh battery with USB-C Power Delivery and wireless charging. There is fast charging although this was not specified.

In front is a 12.6MP camera that can be utilized well with the built-in Leica camera app. It also has an IP68 rating, 5G services, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC. Everything an “ultra” flagship needs.

Similar to the first LEITZ Phone, the LEITZ 2 is exclusively available in Japan for JPY 225,360 (~Php 89.3K) and runs Android 12 with a Leica skin (not specified).

SOURCE: Leica (in Japanese)