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Rumors from around the Leicasphere.

Leica to Announce a New... Smartphone?

From a Manager Magazine article called "Leica Enters Smartphone Market" (in German) it seems that Leica Camera AG might be introducing a new... Smartphone. With the name P9, it seems likely it will be based on the Huawei P9 and run at a price around €600. The announcement could happen as soon as this week at the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain. Read more below for details and updates!

New Leica M (Type 262) Coming

We've been saying for quite a while (since May, actually) that a new breed of M camera was coming - information that we received from a pretty credible source. However, we haven't been able to get any new information or further confirmation for a while now. When the Leica SL (Type 601) was introduced, it had us second-guessing if that wasn't it... But we don't think so. This new registration of a Leica M (Type 262) camera is renewing our faith in this original report that a new M camera is still coming.

Leica SL (Type 601) Coming in October

As we reported earlier, Leica will be holding a "Das Wesentliche" event on October 20, 2015. It's a given we'll see some new kit... So far we have rumors on a new Leica X-U (Type 113) or M-like camera and there's also talk of a Leica Q (Type 116) camera with interchangeable lenses. This last camera might actually be called the Leica SL (Type 601) camera with the following specs... Read more below for updates!

Leica "Das Wesentliche" Event on October 20, 2015

Leica will be holding a "Das Wesentliche" event on October 20, 2015. This is when they'll typically announce one of more new products - as they have in the past. This event is not open to the public; it's invite only. We expect to see a new Leica X-U (Type 113) or M-like camera to be announced. There's also talk of a Leica Q (Type 116) camera with interchangeable lenses. Though we're not betting on that. Leica has already stated that if the Leica Q proves popular (which admittedly, it has) then they will consider releasing it in other focal lengths. There's been no talk of an interchangeable lens version that we're aware of. Read more below for details!

New Leica X-U (Type 113) Camera Coming

It's that time again. Digicame.info is reporting on another RRA registration of a Leica camera - with the name "X-U" and of type 113. We'll monitor this closely and get back to you with details as they emerge!

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Leica X/T - Headed for Discontinuation?

It shouldn't be any secret that Leica's grand experiment, the Leica T (Type 701) camera system - hasn't sold well. At best, it was half-baked at launch. Now that the Leica Q (Type 116) has been announced (see our in-depth review), the writing is on the wall... Read more below!

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