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Leica launches its first smartphone in Japan (but it’s really a re-branded Sharp Aquos R6)

Camera maker Leica has been partnering with smartphone makers for years, with companies including Huawei, Panasonic, and Sharp shipping phones with Leica-branded cameras. Now Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank has introduced the first Lecia-branded smartphone. The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is available exclusively in Japan, where it goes up for pre-order June 18 for ¥187,920 (~$1700). The phone […]

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro up for pre-order for $800 (plus a $150 gift card)

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone will be available in the US starting February 18th, but it’s up for pre-order starting today. As expected, the latest flagship from Huawei is a premium phone with a premium price: it’ll set you back $800. But folks who pre-order by February 17th from participating retailers will get a […]

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Huawei partners with Leica for P9 smartphone with dual cameras

At a time when there are many smartphones with fast processors, high-resolution displays, and plenty of RAM it’s hard to make a handset that stands out in those areas. So Huawei is taking another approach, and focusing on the camera for its latest phone. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones were designed in partnership with Leica […]

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Huawei and Leica partner up to make better smartphone cameras

Smartphone cameras keep getting better… well, some smartphone cameras anyway. While you can still probably get better shots with a pro-level DSLR camera, the best camera is the one you always have with you, since it’s the one you’re most likely to snap unplanned shots with. So while Sony, Samsung, LG, and others have all […]