The Leica Leitz Phone 1 is not an original phone as such because it is a rebadged Aquos R6. It is, however, an object that jumped out at me in an instant.
Just look at the image above. The Leica badge stands out of course, but to me it is the way the screen wraps into the case and the overall design of the phone. It feels timeless and ultimately a design that will still look good in ten years, just as some of the older Nokias do.
Some may say it is just a phone attached to the camera, or vice versa, but we are beyond that in 2021. A phone needs a camera and most phones are our only cameras so why not try to merge both and create something distinctive?
From one perspective at least the Leica Leitz Phone 1 is a surprise in a world of design iterations and it shows that phones can still appeal on aesthetics alone.