Some of LR readers were correct - the U in the Leica X-U Typ 113 model is for "underwater". Here are some additional information and technical specifications of the first Leica X waterproof and shockproof camera:
- Waterproof to 15m / 49ft
- Shockproof up to 1.22m / 4ft drop
- 35mm f/1.7 ASPH lens with manual focusing ring
- Built-in flash
- Anti skidding rubber armoring for better grip
- Made in Germany
I believe the official announcement will be before the end of the year.