Hands On With The Le 1s
LeEco (formerly known as LeTV) unveiled to eager audiences last week the Le 1s. This budget phone from the Chinese phone maker has finally arrived in India, and will be sold exclusively through Flipkart.
The device is marked for a price of Rs 10,999, and will start retail via flash sales on the 2nd of February. Registration for the device is already open.
The Phone will be available in one variant, with pretty impressive specs for the price. The Le 1s will come equipped with a MediaTek X10 Turbo running at 2.2 GHz. It will house a VR6200 GPU, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage.
The ‘SuperPhone’ will also support Dual Sim 4G connectivity, backed by a 3000mAh battery pack in only one color option. It’s slimmer than the Le Max at 7.5 mm, and will boast of a 5.5-Inch Full HD Display, with a clarity of 403 ppi.
The Le 1s has a couple of other fancy tricks up its sleeve. It comes with the LeTouch Mirror Faced fingerprint scanner which will be the first finger scanner in the world with mirror surface. It will also come equipped with USB Type- C charging, and fast charging which will enable it to be used for 3.5 hours on a 5-minute charge.
The design is a full metal double chamber unibody design. It will be made completely out of Aircraft grade aluminium, and just like the Le Max will be bezel-less.
Our initial response towards the Le 1s is favourable. Design and build wise, the Le 1s looks premium and has a solid frame. The metallic body is smooth and feels great in the hand. The device is on the heavier side at around 160 grams, which is 30 grams more than the iPhone 6. The mirror faced fingerprint sensor on the back looks great as well, although the LeTV sticker gives it a rather cheap look.
The display is bright and the colours are sharp especially the blacks. The bezel-less screen makes the display look big although there is a black frame within the display, but you won’t be complaining about that when the screen is turned off.
Coming to the camera, the phone comes loaded with a front 5 MP shooter, and a rear 13 MP high definition rear shooter. It will have a ‘Blue Glass Infrared Filter’ F2.0 aperture and High CSR Flash for great looking pictures. The camera is pretty good and the quality is sharp, especially in outdoor conditions.
We’ll have an unboxing and hands-on video up soon so stay tuned for that, Meanwhile, have a look at the spec table for everything you need to know.
|Display||5.5-Inch Full HD Besel Less Floating Glass Display|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)|
|Chipset||2.2 GHz MediaTek X10 Turbo|
|CPU||Octa-Core Helio X10|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Rear Camera||13 MP with F 2.0 aperture|
|Storage||32 GB ROM|
|Battery||3000 mAh (embedded)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / Type-C USB|
|Operating System||Android OS 5.1 Lolipop with EUI Skin|