LeTV’s 4K compatible TV box is just $50


LeTV seems to be doing quite a few things right. The company’s being talked about quite a bit today, with its new smart TV launched, its willingness to enter the Indian market, and about its LeMall online store going global. Turns out, there’s more.

More in the form of a TV box that the company has just announced. Like most of its other products, the LeTV Box comes in at a very affordable price of just 328 RMB/399 HKD/US$51. With support for H.265 decoding, the LeTV TV box does 4K besides 1080p output.

It’s certainly not the most powerful TV box, and LeTV will hope to make money off buyers through the sales of these TV boxes via its online content. It’s powered by a quad-core Amlogic Cortex A9 processor which runs at 2GHz, and with that there’s 2GB of RAM and 4GB on-board storage, another reminder that LeTV will make you subscribe to online content (not that its wrong).

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The box runs Android 4.4 KitKat, which is a bit of a disappointment. LeTV will skin the ROM with their eUI 5.0 OS, however, which should add some functionality besides making it look prettier.

Expect resellers to offer the LeTV TV box for anywhere between US$65-80 in the coming weeks.

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16 Comments

  1. facse
    September 24, 2015

    HDMI 1.4a

  2. James
    September 24, 2015

    hahaa! I think they’re being a bit “optimistic” with the claim of it being a 4k TV box. I suspect that’ll be using the S802/S812 SoC. Probably better off getting an MXiii-G 2GB version for about $60.

    http://hometheatrelife.com/mxiii-g-tv-box-features-amlogic-s812-gigabit-ethernet-and-android-5-1/

    There are no real 4k Android TV boxes yet (or content for that matter), as facse rightly pointed out HDMI 1.4….

    • MaxPower
      September 24, 2015

      what about the new amazon Fire TV?
      they claim 4K capabilities.
      also on amazon Video they have 4K videos

      • jimberkas
        September 24, 2015

        i don’t care about 4K, i just don’t have the internet speed to support it. but i did buy the new fire tv, and i got it for $70 with a coupon code. so as appealing as this LeTV looks at $51, it isn’t quite compelling enough for me to take a chance on it. for use in the US, there are proven streamers that just aren’t that much more expensive

        • MaxPower
          September 24, 2015

          51$ is the price in China.
          After reseller is going to cost more.

          I would pick the Fire TV over this one anytime, I’m actually planning on buying it on Black Friday when they usually drop it at 74$.

    • Shinshin
      September 24, 2015

      HDMI 1.4 does support 4k but at 30Hz (and 8bit color space).

  3. facse
    September 24, 2015

    HDMI 1.4a

  4. James
    September 24, 2015

    hahaa! I think they’re being a bit “optimistic” with the claim of it being a 4k TV box. I suspect that’ll be using the S802/S812 SoC. Probably better off getting an MXiii-G 2GB version for about $60.

    http://hometheatrelife.com/mxiii-g-tv-box-features-amlogic-s812-gigabit-ethernet-and-android-5-1/

    There are no real 4k Android TV boxes yet (or content for that matter), as facse rightly pointed out HDMI 1.4….

    • MaxPower
      September 24, 2015

      what about the new amazon Fire TV?
      they claim 4K capabilities.
      also on amazon Video they have 4K videos

    • Shinshin
      September 24, 2015

      HDMI 1.4 does support 4k but at 30Hz (and 8bit color space).

    • jimberkas
      September 24, 2015

      i don’t care about 4K, i just don’t have the internet speed to support it. but i did buy the new fire tv, and i got it for $70 with a coupon code. so as appealing as this LeTV looks at $51, it isn’t quite compelling enough for me to take a chance on it. for use in the US, there are proven streamers that just aren’t that much more expensive

    • MaxPower
      September 24, 2015

      51$ is the price in China.
      After reseller is going to cost more.

      I would pick the Fire TV over this one anytime, I’m actually planning on buying it on Black Friday when they usually drop it at 74$.

  5. njren
    September 24, 2015

    328 RMB is actually on the higher end for Android boxes in China. Lots of choices from the biggest names at or under that price.

  6. Guest
    September 25, 2015

    328 RMB is actually on the higher end for Android boxes in China. Lots of choices from the biggest names at or under that price.

  7. uidudhui
    September 27, 2015

    Anybody know if you can install other ROMs on those brand name Chinese TV boxes (xiaomi, tmall, letv, baidu), or make a launcher run?
    Just bought the Tmall one, and a lot of apps wont install.

  8. uidudhui
    September 27, 2015

    Anybody know if you can install other ROMs on those brand name Chinese TV boxes (xiaomi, tmall, letv, baidu), or make a launcher run?
    Just bought the Tmall one, and a lot of apps wont install.