Chinese firm LeTV has started sending media invites for an event on January 20 where the company is expected to launch its first phones in India. The company is likely to launch the Le Max alongside the Le 1s smartphone.
The official invite for the launch event doesn’t say much about the upcoming devices. LeTV India’s Facebook page however drops the hint of two smartphones launching on January 20. In a post, the company said, “2016 is the arrival of #SuperPhones. Great things come in pairs.”
To recall, the Le Max smartphone was launched back in April last year in China. The Le 1s, on the other hand, was unveiled in October priced at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,250) in China. The Indian market will be the first market outside China where the Le Max and Le 1s will be going on sale.
The Le Max phablet features a 6.33-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution display with a pixel density of 464ppi and 0.8mm bezel. It is powered by a 64-bit 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Coming with 64GB inbuilt storage variant, the smartphone features a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-LED flash, and an f/2.0 aperture lens, alongside a 4-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The One Max also sports a fingerprint sensor placed below the rear camera, besides Wi-Fi Display connectivity.
Other specifications include a 3400mAh battery; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with hotspot support, Bluetooth 4.1 with APT-X support, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and 4G LTE connectivity; infra-red remote control, electronic compass, hall sensors, gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs in at 204 grams, and measures 167.1×83.5×8.95mm. It will be available in Silver and Gold colour variants. It features a USB 2.0 Type-C port and MHL 2.0.
The Le 1s, much like the bigger Le Max, features a fingerprint scanner at the back, just below the primary camera. The handset is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop based EUI 5.5 UI. Le supports a reversible USB Type-C with fast-charging SpeedVolt technology that can offer 3.5 hours of playback on a charge of just 5 minutes.
Other specifications of the Letv Le 1s include 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) ISP display; 3GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage, and supports dual-SIM (Micro + Nano-SIM). For camera, the handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well on board. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-USB, 3G, and 4G LTE. The handset measures 151.1×74.2×7.5mm and weighs 169 grams. The Le 1s is backed by a 3000mAh battery. It packs accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensors.