The Leica Leitz Phone 1 priced at 187,920 yen (approximately RMB 10,950) should exceed the budget of most people, so I believe everyone is looking forward to the identical but more cost-effective sister machine Sharp Aquos R6.The latter only went on sale in Japan on Friday, and the NTT Docomo version (SH-51B) had already landed in Hong Kong on Saturday and was stationed in the PlazaSanhe Electric(The store also recently launched the Tokyo Olympics version of the Samsung Galaxy S21).
Simon, the owner of Sanhe Electric, stated that the Aquos R6 has been “inquiry” since the press conference, and pointed out that he has not seen a Japanese mobile phone with such high expectations for several years. No wonder the first batch of parallel imports with a price of up to HK$10,000 (approximately RMB 8,320) is on sale today. Fortunately, the store will replenish it today.
The main selling point of this new generation of Sharp is of course the main camera operated by Leica. It is equipped with a 1 inch 20.2 MP sensor and Summicron f/1.9 7P lens. It also has a ToF module to assist in focusing and uses electronic anti-shake.
Turning to the other side, the 6.6-inch Pro IGZO OLED curved screen of Sharp Aquos R6 brings 2,730 x 1,260 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate (supports 1Hz to 240Hz adaptive), supports 10-bit display and Dolby Vision. There is a 12.6MP selfie camera in the middle opening at the top, and Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max ultrasound fingerprint solution under the screen is hidden below it, which provides a two-finger fingerprint unlocking mode.
The weight and thickness of the Aquos R6 are 207g and 9.5mm, respectively, which is about 5g lighter than the Leica Leitz Phone 1 of the same thickness. Other core configurations are the same as most flagship phones, including Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 built-in storage, support for up to 1TB memory card expansion, 5,000mAh battery, and the common IP65/68 dustproof and waterproof certification in Japan .
Since we can only borrow an Aquos R6 quickly at night, our real shot templates are all shot in low-light environments. The effect is not disappointing. The 1-inch sensor successfully retains a lot of details and the colors are accurate. It’s just that the shooting response is a bit slow. I hope the factory will solve this problem through a software update.
Darker bars can’t bother this Leica camera.
But on this side of the bar, the automatic HDR mode can’t keep the text in the newspaper.
After manually adjusting the exposure, you can clearly see the newspaper, but the overall effect is not as gorgeous as the HDR mode.
This photo of the bar lobby is also manually exposed, the effect is much more real than the HDR mode.
The selfie camera works well in dark environments.
If it is purely to use the Leica camera, Sharp Aquos R6 seems to be a good choice. But if you are pursuing a “pure Leica experience” like other Leica fans (especially in black and white shooting mode), then please wait for the Leica Leitz Phone 1 which will only be available next month.