Leitz Phone 2 was released by the camera and lens manufacturer Leica. This phone, which will be sold only in Japan, is mostly based on Sharp's Aqous R7 but features a few key upgrades. What XDA Developers says.
The Leitz Phone from last year was also inspired by Sharp's Aqous R6 so this isn't the first time Leica has followed this route. In spite of the phone's many features, the word “re-release” sounds very harsh.
The Leica Leitz Phone 2 has a 6.6-inch OLED display and a durable aluminum body with rounded corners for a secure grip. There is also dust and water resistance (IP68 and IP5X).
The phone has a single massive 47.2 megapixel camera on the back, with a 1-inch CMOS sensor that takes up about half of the phone's backside. The phone has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12 GB of random memory, and 512 GB of storage space, with support for microSD cards of up to 1 TB in capacity.
The picture processing has been modified by Leica to better match the capabilities of its own Summilux 28mm, Summilux 35mm, and Noctilux 50mm cameras, all of which use Leica M lenses. It improved image quality by applying filters.
The stats are interesting, but the phone is only available through Softbank “at the time of writing” in Japan, so don't count on seeing it anywhere else. You can put off getting it until November 18 if you have a plan for getting it.