Snapdragon 820 powered 2nd-gen LeTV phone gets spied upon!


If I were to give a phone the ‘Phone of the Year’ award for 2015 (among devices released so far), it would go to the LeTV S1 X600. That’s how well the phone was made; what made it sweeter was the fact that it came from a company that had ever in its existence made a smartphone before.

The S1 X600, or the LeTV Le 1, was launched alongside the Le 1 Pro and the Le Max. All three devices are fairly powerful, and affordable in the respective segments.

Naturally, people have started expecting big things of LeTV, which the company will try to deliver with the upcoming second-generation of phones.

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LeTV had teased a phone that should feature the Snapdragon 820, possibly to make it one of the first to have the Qualcomm SoC. The rear panel of the phone just leaked, giving a nice peek at what could come on the phone besides the powerful SoC.

Cut-outs can be seen clearly; three on top and another close to the center. The top ones should be for the secondary mic, LED flash and camera sensor respectively, while the one on the center is to make space for a fingerprint sensor.

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The first generation of LeTV phones have been lauded for their design, despite a lot of it being ‘borrowed’ from existing ones. The rear panel that leaked looks like plastic, which comes as a bit of a surprise. LeTV will most certainly have to back it up with some shiny glass, or else die-hard fans of the company will have plenty to rant about.

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13 Comments

  1. Tom J
    September 15, 2015

    Oh c’mon, why do they always place the fingerprint-scanner on the backside of the phone.. In front is much easier to use and access..

    • Lars
      September 15, 2015

      Design-wise I think it looks better on the back tbh. It might be more functional on the front but until they can hide it it ruins the design imo. If I had a choice I would even prefer having it on the side like Sony does with their new devices.

    • Blue Gum
      September 15, 2015

      Having it on the front increases the length of the phone, which also increases costs.

      • Tom J
        September 15, 2015

        Agreed, but comfort and ease of use is prio to that, no?

        • Blue Gum
          September 16, 2015

          I disagree with the comfort and ease of use claim, try holding a phone in your palm and press it with your thumb from the same hand, not comfortable at all.

    • amirexpressir
      September 16, 2015

      there is honor 7i which has a side sensor button for that

  2. SuahGoddess
    September 15, 2015

    the SD820 bring in a new tech which can hide the fingerpring scanner anywhere below the glass and lcd panel of the phone.. it is already in texting and it will be just like before as there is no fingerprint scanner to see but in reality there is…

    • Tom J
      September 15, 2015

      That would be the best thing! Just place your finger on the screen and let it scan. Hopefully this can be available with the same “scanning-speed” as we have now on current phones.

  3. September 15, 2015

    Omg, its so thin!

    😉

  4. David Gardner
    September 15, 2015

    Would be nice to have a chance to own one in Europe

  5. MaxPower
    September 15, 2015

    these people from LeTV are on a roll.

    they already passed Meizu in my personal list of Chinese manufacturers.

  6. realjjj
    September 16, 2015
  7. Pavlushka
    September 16, 2015

    Affordable?!.. You said affordable? 699$ for unknown brand is affordable? You are living in some your private world, young man. For 99.99% people on this planet it is called a ripoff.