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Leica Leitz Phone 1 packs huge camera sensor at an eye-watering price

$1,700

How badly do you want a 1-inch camera sensor and Leica's famous red dot branding?

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The new Leica Leitz Phone 1 has an impressive one-inch, 20.2-megapixel camera sensor.

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The 19mm Leica Summicron lens gets that soft creamy bokeh.

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For such an expensive phone, it only makes sense to sell a lens cap to protect the glass.

The phone has a 6.6-inch “Pro IGZO OLED” display with a 2,730 x 1,260 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, perfect for viewing highly detailed images captured with the camera.

Not just a nice camera

Like any 2021 flagship Android, the Leica Leitz Phone 1 is powered by Qualcomm’s 888 5G chip.

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Running on Android 11, this 5G-capable phone has 12GB of RAM and an expandable storage slot that accepts up to 1TB microSD cards.

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5,000 mAh

Big battery for longer photo shoots

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A familiar design

The Leitz Phone 1 is a rebrand of Sharp’s flagship Aquos R6, which uses the same Leica one-inch camera sensor.

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Unlike previous collaborations between Leica and other phone manufacturers like Huawei, the Leitz Phone 1 has the coveted Leica red dot branding, which suggests the camera is of a higher caliber.

According to the store page, the phone launches after July 2021, with no specific date announced yet. Now, to find $1,700...

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