Letv has been on the news for a while and finally, their event has started and the company is ready to announce their new devices and thus enter the hectic smartphone game. In case you are not aware of the company, it is well known in its homeland. It offers variety of services and to list one of the most recognizable is video/music streaming services, which are similar to what Youtube in the west offers (Google services are forbidden in mainland China).
Today the company just announced three new devices: Letv One, Letv One Pro and Letv One Max. Here is the all the information you need to know about the announced Letv One smartphone!
Pictures from the launch event in China (another event was held in Silicon Valley, CA, USA simultaneously):
The Letv One is the lowest end device by the manufacturer, but it spots some pretty good flagship specs!
Letv’s One “super phone” is the first to carry MediaTek Helio X10 chips, which is a 64-bit true eight-core processor with ultra-high frequency (2.0/2.2 GHz). Also, it has 3GB of RAM and IMG PowerVR 6200 GPU inside. What is more, it is a Unicom mobile dual sim dual standby dual 4G device. To support these great specs and the abilities of the new chip, Letv brags about the 50k+ Antutu benchmark score!
The new device will spot a Sharp 5.5 inch full-HD display. It will be covered by the third generation Corning Gorilla Glass. Also, it will have a 85% NTSC color gamut, which is said to be far beyond iPhone 6.
Letv One “super phone” is equipped with Sony IMX214 back-illuminated sensor, which has 13 mp and supports OIS (optical image stabilization) technology. Also, there is a 5mp front facing camera made by Samsung, which is said to have beauty real-time preview mode to deliver stunning results.
The Letv One “super phone” is the world’s first borderless smartphone, which spots a full suspension glass design (although the bezels are still visible). Also, it has an excellent texture and feel of the metal frame and back of the phone. Moreover, the battery has a stacked design technology and has the capacity up to 3000 mAh. In addition to this, the device has the latest generation of SMART PA speaker system. Also, the new device is the world’s first smartphone to carry Type C charging/syncing port.
|Display||Sharp 5.5 inch full-HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 85% NTSC color gamut|
|Processor and GPU||MediaTek Helio X10 (rebranded MT6795 octa-core 64-bit), clocked at 2/2.2 GHz, GPU: IMG PowerVR 6200|
|Camera||5MP Front (Samsung sensor)/13MP Back (Sony IMX214 sensor), OIS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, GPS, WIFI, GSM, EDGE, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+,|
|Battery||3.000 mAh Li-polimer|
|Dimensions||no official info|
|OS||eUI 5.0 (based on Android 5.0)|
|Storage||16, 32, 64 storage options (no Micro SD card expansion)|
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The One model will cost just 1499 Yuan ($240) (16GB), 1599 Yuan ($247) (32GB), 1799 Yuan ($270) (64GB).
It will be available in China starting at May 5th (there will be a booking system as at first the device will come in limited quantities).
The international availability is not yet disclosed, but we presume that the devices will be available at least in the U.S. as the Letv did a lot of marketing directed at Apple (e.g. comparing Cupertino based company to the Nazi, which sets dictatorship prices of their devices.