There’s the Leica Cine 1 ultra-short throw projector for your home theater, and then the Leitz Phone 2, a smartphone with a massive 1-inch 47.2MP image sensor. Does it look somewhat familiar? That’s because it’s based on the Sharp Aquous R7 and also features a 6.6-inch IGZO OLED (2730 x 1260) screen with a 240Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, a 12.6MP front-facing selfie camera, as well as a 5,000mAh battery.
When the proprietary software engine of the Leitz Phone 2 is combined with the 47.2MP image sensor, you get the iconic “Leica look” in smartphone form. Leitz looks are created based on the three iconic M lenses: the Summilux 28 for imposing shots taken in the center of action, the Summilux 35 for everyday photography, and the Noctilux 50, which is perfect for portraits with its 1.2 aperture. You can then select to further enhance the typical Leica look and feel and choose tones from Monochrome for high-contrast black & white, the Cinema Classic style, an analogue 35mm cinema film look, and Cinema Contemporary. Available on November 18th in Japan, priced at $1,590 USD.
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- 108 MP ultra high-res camera system. Capture high-quality photos and videos with Ultra Pixel technology and 4K video recording.
- Ultra-smooth 144Hz display. Bring everything to life in vivid color on a 6.8" HDR10 display with the fastest smartphone refresh rate.
The iconic Leitz logo is a tribute to the visionary passion for innovation of Ernst Leitz, who founded what is now called Leica (derived from Leitz and camera). It also acknowledges son Ernst Leitz II, who revolutionized photography in 1924 by bringing out the world’s first 35mm camera,” said the company.