The well-known camera brand, Leica , has introduced a new product that is quite interesting, namely the Leitz Phone 2. This successor to the Leitz Phone 1, again prioritizes the camera sector as the main selling point, by immersing the 47.2 MP CMOS sensor.
Leica Leitz Phone 2 specifications
The Leica Leitz Phone 2 relies on a 47.2 MP Type 1 (13.1 x 9.8mm) CMOS sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 19mm (35mm equivalent) focal length behind as the main camera. While on the front, there is a 12.6 MP CMOS sensor complete with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) support and a 27mm focal length. Specifications that look very tempting for a cellphone camera configuration.
According to Leica, the new smartphone can activate different sensor modes depending on the shooting conditions. Users can also capture images in RAW and JPEG formats that are assisted by Leica’s software engine. There are three bokeh effect modes based on their iconic M lenses, including Summilux 28, Summilux 35 and Noctilux 50.
Leica also offers color simulation modes such as Monochrome, Cinema Classic, and Cinema Contemporary. Meanwhile, the Golden Hour widget will make it easier for users to find out when the time for shooting with the best light is based on their location.
For other specifications, the Leitz Phone 2 carries a 6.6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2730 x 1260 pixels and is protected by Gorilla Glass. This device with the Android 12 operating system is armed with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, WiFiax support, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a 5,000 mAh battery.
The body has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Interestingly again, Leica provides a lens cap or camera protector with a magnetic system, so that users will feel more secure when putting or putting their cellphones in their trouser pockets.
Price and availability
The Leica Leitz Phone 2 retails for around US$1580. The figure is quite a premium but not surprising because the Leica camera itself is always priced expensive. Currently, Leitz Phone 2 is only available in Japan.