Leica Leitz Phone 2: Re-bodied Sharp Aquos R7 previewed globally ahead of Japan-only launch
Leica has revealed a successor to the Leitz Phone 1. Predictably called the Leitz Phone 2, the handset features a distinct design, albeit with the internals from the Sharp Aquos R7. For reference, the Aquos R7 is the result of a Leica and Sharp collaborative effort, which the former has now extended to Xiaomi as well.
As such, the Leitz Phone 2 utilises the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a chipset that Qualcomm usurped with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and will soon replace entirely with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Additionally, the Leitz Phone 2 offers 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of expandable storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. Moreover, the handset contains a Sharp IGZO OLED panel that measures 6.67-inches across, peaks at 2,000 nits and provides a 2,730 x 1,260-pixel native resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Furthermore, Leica has included a 12.6 MP front-facing camera, a 47 MP and 1-inch primary camera, plus a 1.9 MP portrait sensor. Unfortunately, Leica will only sell the Leitz Phone 2 in Japan, where it will cost JPY 225,360 (~US$1,540). Leica will start offering the handset from November 18 in one colour, one storage configuration and with a protective case that has a removable lens cover.