Letv just came on record to announce its Le 1s, the fourth phone in its lineup for a price of $173 (11,200 INR approx.), purchasable on the 3rd of November.

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Letv have pulled off a feat by stating that its latest, the Le 1s is being sold at a loss (the production cost being $206- a difference of $33); Letv, the company that introduced the first USB Type-C phone, seemingly seeks to improve its position in the global smartphone space by making such a bold move.

The Le 1s has a 5.5-inch FHD screen with a Helio X10 2.2 GHz octa-core processor at its heart. 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of non-expandable storage is present on Le 1s as well, and a 3000 mAh battery, that supports quick charge, to back it all up.

USB Type-C is present on this iteration as well with an addition of a fingerprint scanner with a mirrored finish that, Letv says, unlocks the phone in 0.15 seconds– an impressive figure. An IR-blaster is included in the phone too with an accompanying remote control app to complement it. The Le 1s supports dual-SIMs that can simultaneously harness two 4G connections.

The cameras present here boast 13 MP on the rear and 5 MP in front; with the rear camera featuring Phase Detection Autofocus that helps the Le 1s lock on to focus in 0.09 seconds. Furthermore, the front and rear sensors have an aperture of f/2.0 and the front camera also flaunts an 85-degree wide-angle lens. Lastly, the phone is powered by a skinned build of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop called eUI.

LeTV Le 1s

Letv’s Le 1s is definitely the most interesting smartphone to see the light of day from China in a long time and we can’t wait to see everything it has in store. Tell us your thoughts about this phone in the comments bellow.

Key SpecsLeTV Le 1s
Availability3, November
Display5.5 inches LCD
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 (Skinned with eUI 5.5)
Processor 2.2 GHz Octa-core
ChipsetMediaTek Helio X10
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera13 MP with Phase Detection Autofocus
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
Weight169 gms
Price INR 11,200
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