the phone has been announced at CES 2015. Here is a video by Android Authority explaining that it will be available in north america! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Tbd_xNpgY
sammy, 24 Dec 2014You can buy online at eBay, rediculously expensive! Crazy!!I can't seem to find it on ebay.. can you please provide the link?
mungo, 15 Oct 2014Those who are rejecting the phone because of the lack of a flash are missing the point that wi... moreTotally agree with your points. The only time I want a flash is where there is a bright background and I want to eliminate the shadows in the foreground. I think this Panasonic and Leica collaboration is a good one but only appealling to those wanting a fast apecture with a big sensor. If they can make a zoom lense with a constant apecture, this would be great but I suspect it will be bulky. Good news is few will buy it and the price will drop over the few months (I hope).
girboy, 08 Dec 2014Can anyone in Hong Kong tell me where I can buy this smartphone with good bargain price? Thank... moreIn Hong Kong, there is basically only one place worth looking for a phone, if it is not there then I doubt if you will find it elsewhere. Sincere Podium in Mong Kok.
This is not to say they have the CM1, it is fairly new and rather niche at that price point (what is the list price BTW? The link on this page says it is $US1,899). For a point of reference, I looked at rakuten.co.jp, it is around 108,00 yen or approx. $US907. I also checked out expansys.com.hk as they generally have the current list price but they do not stock this model yet.
If you have not visited Sincere Podium before, there are generally multiple prices for same device, there are devices with a local warranty (most expensive), and then there are parallel imports that support the warranty that it was purchased from (this is the cheapest). There maybe variations on this and the device can come from different countries.
As for myself, I love this concept. If history repeats itself, this will be sold in low volume and they will likely dump price in 6 months. If it gets down to $US500, I will definitely pull the trigger.
I hope this helps.
AnonD-329938, 03 Dec 2014maybe but prefer Carl Zeiss over Leica? didn`t ever saw those lenses C.Z still rocks Yeah,its very good
Can anyone in Hong Kong tell me where I can buy this smartphone with good bargain price? Thank you people
Does it support optical zoom. If doest then what is the amount. If doest what does make it a Camera spirit in a mobile body not a mobile sprit in the body of a camera
AnonD-265341, 03 Dec 2014I think this will beat lumia 1020 when it comes to picture quality maybe but prefer Carl Zeiss over Leica? didn`t ever saw those lenses C.Z still rocks
base on Panasonic p&s camera`s tech ..it will be 1020 slayer.. but im not sure battery is good.... i prefer 3400 for battery
AnonD-75819, 25 Nov 2014lumia 1020I think this will beat lumia 1020 when it comes to picture quality
The battery doesn't matter, it depends on the efficiency of the chipset, GPU, and camera motor. If all those are really efficient, then the battery will last longer than what you thought
Seems like a missed opportunity going with a sub 3000 Mah battery. It's already thick - people who are buying this are not necessarily concerned with form factor. Why not just make it a tad thicker but with better capacity?
Soo nice that it doesn't have a NSA-spy-Cam on the back like all the other phones availible!
camera phone? why front camera only 1.1? how about those whose are selfie fanatics!and no xenon flash?
mungo, 15 Oct 2014Those who are rejecting the phone because of the lack of a flash are missing the point that wi... moreThat only means it will do better than other camera phones in low light. Not that it won't still need a proper flash in some situations