This looks to be a decent rumor as the camera has been registered as the Leica SL(601) and Leica has a major event scheduled for October 20th in Wetzler . The specifications look reasonable ...same 24MP sensor as the Q with maybe improved high ISO performance , SL style body with EVF ,new line of AF lenses ....larger than the M but lighter .
The big surprise was the speculation that the new body would have IN BODY AF ...as I understand it the sensor is moved to achieve focus . This would be a game changer for someone that loves the Leica R lenses as well as the manual focus gems from Zeiss . Do I understand this correctly that its possible to focus a manual focus lenses in this manner ?
I know Contax had this capability in one body ..but I have no experience in how well it worked or even if it worked with manual focus lenses.