- Leica officially launched Leitz Phone 1 on 17th June 2021 as an exclusive smartphone to Japan
- The smartphone has a single rear camera in a circular module
- The price of Leitz Phone 1 in Japan is JPY 187,920, which is around NPR 2,01,671
Leica has unveiled its first phone in the Japanese market as Leitz Phone 1 on 17th June 2021. It is the first self-branded smartphone from the brand, exclusive to Japan. The price of Leitz Phone 1 in Japan is JPY 187,920 (around NPR 2,01,671). The smartphone has a hefty sensor for photography; it also has 5G capabilities.
Leitz Phone 1 Overview
The phone’s internals are similar to the recently launched smartphone – Aquos R6, which is also exclusive to Japan. The only difference between the two smartphones is the phone’s design which now has a circular camera.
Design and Build Quality
Leitz Phone 1 has a 6.6-inches IGZO OLED display. The smartphone has a resolution of 2,730 x 1,260 pixels and an adaptive refresh rate of 240Hz. Likewise, Leitz Phone 1 features the Leica Silver Metallic body with a thickness of 9.5 mm.
The rear panel has a massive 1-inch camera sensor. It also has a Leica-branded cover for the camera lens. Likewise, the smartphone has a matt black glass cover on the rear.
The smartphone also has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It weighs 212 grams. Likewise, the smartphone is available in Black color only.
An ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor is available for biometrics. It also supports Face Unlock.
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Powering the smartphone is a Snapdragon 888 with a fabrication process of 5 nm. It combines with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of inbuilt storage. The internal memory is expandable via a microSD card for up to 1TB. Likewise, the RAM type is LPDDR5.
Leitz Phone 1 runs Android 11 based on the brand’s custom interface on top; the interface is called “largely monochrome.”
While almost all smartphones opt for more than one camera on the rear side, Leica has a single main camera. The main camera is a 20 MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 and a focal length of 19 mm. Also, the camera is a full 1-inch in size, which is larger than the primary camera on every other smartphone.
Since the camera includes a metallic cover, it is far from scratch while keeping on the desk or even in your pocket. For capturing the black and white picture, a monochrome mode is also available.
On the front, it sports a 12.6 MP selfie camera.
Fueling the Leitz Phone 1 is a 5,000 mAh battery. It supports Intelligent charge 2.0.
Leitz Phone 1 Specifications
|Dimensions||74 x 162 x 9.5 mm|
|Protection||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins)|
|Display||6.6-inches, Pro IGZO OLED
2730 x 1260 pixels, 20:9 ratio
240Hz refresh rate
|OS||Android 11with Leica’s custom UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)|
|RAM and Storage||12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage|
|Main Camera||Single||20 MP, f/1.9 (wide)
19 mm equivalent focal length
|Security||Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max Fingerprint Sensor (under-display)|
Intelligent charge 2.0
Leitz Phone 1 Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of Leitz Phone 1 in Japan is JPY 187,920. Since the smartphone is exclusive to Japan, we do not expect its launch here in Nepal. Also, there is no information about the launch of the smartphone in other parts of the world.
|Smartphone Model||Price in Japan|
|Leica Leitz Phone 1||JPY 187,920|