iNew L1 will get LTE, slim body and larger battery


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iNew will be starting the new year with another mid-range smartphone with slim body and high specs.

At the start of this year iNew kicked off the year with the release of the iNew V3. The phone quickly became a popular device thanks to a good price, nice design and high specification. For the start of 2015 iNew hope to relive their great start and will launch another slim phone with good-looking hardware.

The iNew L1 looks similar to the V3 and has a 6.3mm body, with a slightly larger 5.3-inch display plus added LTE support. Pricing of the phone should be really quite affordable as the L1 will use a quad-core MT6582 chipset, the same as the original V3, 720p display and 13 mega-pixel camera.

Although the chipset is a little disappointing the addition of LTE, plus the use of 2GB RAM and Gorilla Glass on the display are great features, but by far the best update of all is a new 2500mAh battery.

Rumoured pricing for the overseas market is just $180, however we feel that this is a little much considering some of the new 64bit phones will cost around the same. Is the iNew L1 worth the money or should iNew update to a newer SoC?

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6 Comments

  1. Rob
    December 20, 2014

    Ditch the old SoC, they had a great start to the year using the (then) new quad core chipset but using it 12 months on with more or less the same specs and slightly higher price is insane! They need to update it and the best way is with a 64 bit SoC.

  2. Dan
    December 21, 2014

    I think this is a try to get extra money. Now it is called the L1 with the mkt6582 and later on it will be called the L1S with an mkt 64 bits processor.

  3. vhd
    December 21, 2014

    use a mt6752, then i will buy it

  4. Steve B
    December 22, 2014

    Has been on sale at Gearbest for a while. Though they list cameras as only 8mp + 2mp. Can’t really see the point of this phone.

  5. balcobomber25
    December 22, 2014

    Maybe it’s just a bad angle of the picture but that body does not look anything close to 6.3mm. It looks like it is at least 8mm and probably closer to 9mm.