Letv is a rather interesting China-based company which has announced three really compelling devices back in April. Interesting enough, all three of these devices are high-end offerings by the company and sport a very sleek look. Letv isn’t exactly that well-known for manufacturing smartphones, well, at least not yet. This company was founded back in 2004 by Jia Yueting, and is trying to create the ‘Letv Ecosystem’ across many platforms. Letv offers internet TV services in China, and is very well-known for it, but the company dabbles in pretty much anything. Smart gadgets, video production electric cards… there are many projects on which the company is currently working on, and manufacturing high-end smartphones has become one of them a couple of months back.
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The company has announced Le 1, Le 1 Pro and Le Max smartphones, and all three of them sport ‘bezel-less industrial design’, as company calls them, though keep in mind that black bars are present around the display. Anyhow, the company has released their first handset to Chinese consumers this week, the L1 Le Superphone, and has managed to sell out more than 200,000 devices within 3 minutes via LeMall. It seems like the company managed to get the attention of consumers in China. LeMall has received over 10 million reservations for Letv-made smartphone according to the report we’ve received from the company. All three of Letv’s smartphones will be available outside of China alter this year, this includes the US as well. These smartphones sport extremely competitive price points thanks to the company’s ‘crowd-sourcing’ model. They have actually gathered input from more than three million people in order to set the price point of the Le Max handset.
The Letv Le 1 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM and comes in multiple internal storage variants. This device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor and ships with 13 and 5-megapixel camera sensors on its back and front, respectively. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with the company’s EUI skin on top of it. This is a dual-SIM device, and it ships with a 3,000mAh battery. The Le 1 Pro and Le Max are the company’s premium offerings, the former one is a smartphone, and the latter one Letv’s phablet offering. They both sport QHD displays (5.5 and 6.33-inch ones), 4GB of RAM, are powered by the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, and come in various internal storage variants. Dual-SIM and 4G LTE support are also available here, and both ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Letv’s EUI skin on top of it. The Le 1 Pro comes sporting a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, while the Le Max offers a 20.7-megapixel snapper. Both of them feature a 4-megapixel UltraPixel shooters up front.
There you have it. This China-based company intends to bring all three of these devices to a number of countries by the end of this year, and US will certianly be one of those countries. Stay tuned for more info, we’ll let you know when something pops up.