Letv Le 1s goes official along with a new Letv smartcar, 4K 3D TV and more


As expected, Letv announced a bunch of new stuff at today’s Beijing conference including, of course, the Letv Le 1s smartphone.

Many of you might be aware that the GizChina staff is a fan of the first-generation Letv phones, something you probably would’ve taken away from the Letv reviews. Anyway, let’s get started with the Le 1s that launched today.

As expected, there isn’t much of a difference in specs between the Le 1s and the older-gen Letv Le 1, which only came out six months back. The Letv Le 1s is powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) that runs at 2.2GHz (as opposed to 2GHz on the original version), along with 3GB RAM. The base version of the Le 1s will have 32GB storage, which is double that of what came on the base Le 1.

Letv 1s 2_result

Moving on, there’s the same 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display upfront, with even smaller bezels this time round. On the back, the Le 1s has a fingerprint sensor which the company claims can recognize your fingerprint in just 0.15 seconds. The fingerprint sensor comes with a fingerprint sensor with a mirrored finish, with sits right above the Letv logo on the back.

LeTV-Le-1s-3

Other than that, there’s a 13 mega-pixel PDAF supported camera on the rear with a 5 mega-pixel one on the front. Sure, Letv made it a point to compare it with the iPhone 6s, claiming that the Letv Le 1s’ camera can focus in just 0.09 seconds, faster than the iPhone 6s. Lastly, the phone is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

REFER: Letv Le 1s full specifications

As you can see from the pictures of the phone, yesterday’s leaked image of the Letv Le 1s turned out to be real after all.

Letv 1s 1_result

Coming to what matters most: Pricing. The Letv Le 1s is just 1099 Yuan ($172) in China. You can expect your favourite reseller to offer the phone around the $210 mark once it does come in stock. I, for one, am excited to try it out!

Besides the Le 1s, Letv also announced the uMax120, aka a 4K 3D 120-inch television and a smart car, details of which are scarce at the moment. What we do know is that the smart car will feature Letv’s own software (obviously), and is developed in partnership with veteran car manufacturer Aston Martin.

Letv went on to say that the company will be offering its products in the US locally before the end of 2015.

UPDATE: The uMax120 TV is half a million Yuan, or roughly $78,650 if you want to get one.

Also, a comment from Letv on the smart car: “The Letv auto ecosystem strategy is comprehensive and our R&D is fully independent, enabling us to uniquely redefine industry boundaries with significant partnerships—at every level of the automotive industry. Within two years, our plans for a closed-loop ecosystem with open features is being realized and recognized by the industry.” (comment via Android Headlines)

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114 Comments

  1. jolu
    October 27, 2015

    I’m ordering mine asap

  2. Steven
    October 27, 2015

    Any idea on when it is available, gonna cave on this one!

    • jimberkas
      October 27, 2015

      other sites say 3M phones will be available on Nov. 3

  3. October 27, 2015

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      +1. hope this is launched in India… there is an event coming up right?

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      https://www.facebook.com/LetvIndia/ … is this coming tomorrow…. i read “coming very soon” however, the image on top seems to be that of an older phone. 😮

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      Wait and take a look a the Honor x5 you will love it’s cpu 😛

  4. Jocke
    October 27, 2015

    Where can i order?

  5. Bogdan Botezatu
    October 27, 2015

    Full specifications here:

    http://cn.lemall.com/le_1s.html

  6. October 27, 2015

    Really nice looking phone. I hope their smartcar will be priced competitively too.

    • Steve B
      October 27, 2015

      With Aston Martin’s involvement? Even their version of the Toyota IQ was $60k+

  7. Steven
    October 27, 2015

    Cant see anything on the lemall website about speaker specs, I hope they have kept a good audio setup for headphones and loudspeaker

  8. Michi
    October 27, 2015

    Band 20?

    • Lars
      October 27, 2015

      From the specs page: FDD-LTE: B1/3/7

      So no…

      • monkeytree
        October 27, 2015

        Damn

  9. Lars
    October 27, 2015

    Still no SD-card slot or support for band 20, so nothing really changes.

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Hi Lars! this is Lars 😉 band 20 is not there in L1 (have mine since 1 day) but i have 4G in several areas here around Deventer, Twello etc

  10. Bility
    October 27, 2015

    In my eyes this is the most beautifully looking phone I have ever seen!!!!

    I will order mine from gizchinashop as soon as it’s up for pre-order. I just received the original Le1 that I ordered three weeks ago from gizchinashop.

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      Bility, i don’t know if you noticed, but i hate to be the one letting you know that up there in the ADS GizChina.shop has is at USD$ 319.99…. now is not to appealing to me. as it was when reading $172 .

      • Bility
        October 27, 2015

        Has what at $319.99?

        • Bility
          October 27, 2015

          Ah I see what u mean I just saw it now it wasn’t there this morning. But I think it’s the same price as the 32gb Le1 which I bought from them three weeks ago. If u are interested giztop(gizmochina) are taking pre-order for $279 I think.

      • MaxPower
        October 27, 2015

        that’s common with all resellers.
        they list the phone with a “reasonable” price way before the launch to reserve the spot.

        that’s not the final price, they will update it once it’s on stock.

        keep in mind that Gizchina shop has been the first among other famous resellers to list the MI4C for $249 and the LETV Le1 for $189 and the pro for $289.

        be patient until this phone is in stock.

        • Joel Adames
          October 27, 2015

          i would have prefered not knowing about it then. there are Hi impor duties in my country if somthing goes over $200 USD. 🙁
          i do not like the fingerprint reader not in line with the camera (personal taste) but would have loved it if it came to ALIEXPRESS around US%199.99 😀 😀

          there you have it, those are my true color… i’m cheap hahaha

          • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
            October 27, 2015

            but what is your problem then? no one would expect it to be so low in price!

          • MaxPower
            October 27, 2015

            resellers usually ship the item declaring a lower value.
            just ask them to put $120 in the custom declaration sheet.

            • willysson
              October 27, 2015

              You can also ask the seller to mark it as “Factory Reconditioned” with a lower price. Most Customs officials know prices (or can Google them) but can’t confirm if something is “used”.

            • MaxPower
              October 27, 2015

              agree:
              you can say it’s refurbished, a sample unit…

              there’s no science about it though, you can still risk to get charged.
              but hey… what else can you get at that price in your country?

        • King
          October 27, 2015

          Damn… this announcement! Back to waiting for LeTV 1s 😀

          • MaxPower
            October 27, 2015

            hehe, i was waiting for you on this

      • Bility
        October 27, 2015

        Ah I see what u mean I just saw it now it wasn’t there this morning. But I think it’s the same price as the 32gb Le1 which I bought from them three weeks ago. If u are interested giztop(gizmochina) are taking pre-order for $279 I think.

  11. Bility
    October 27, 2015

    Hello everyone, please can anyone tell me how I can set up AppLock on my LeTV Le1? Please, please.

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      what is it?

      • Bility
        October 27, 2015

        I to know to set up AppLock on Letv Le1

        • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
          October 27, 2015

          And what is Applock?

          • Bility
            October 27, 2015

            I want be able to lock my apps that’s what it means

            • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
              October 27, 2015

              Ah ok! So that task manager doesn’t kill it? I think you can do it by opening tasks (left menu button) and then swype the app you want to lock down instead of up

            • Bility
              October 27, 2015

              No, not that I want to lock my apps so other people don’t see things like pictures or emails and text messages if someone want to use my phone

            • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
              October 27, 2015

              I understand. No I don’t know. Have you googled? Or maybe there is an app?

              Edit: the app AppLock is in Play Store. Or App Locker / Protect Privacy is an app
              Check play store!

            • Bility
              October 27, 2015

              Yeah I know they are in Play Store but I don’t want to use those unless I have to, because I also have Oppo Find 7 and it’s all built into it so I was think that maybe it’s the same with Le1 but I can’t find anything.

            • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
              October 27, 2015

              Ok I see. I have find 7 also next to my Letv!

  12. careeste
    October 27, 2015

    Letv Le 1s is just gorgeous.Does anyone know if the back is plastic or metal?

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Is metal!

  13. Tajwar
    October 27, 2015

    Well…. Looks better then the leak made on paint !

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      yes the fingerprint reader althouh not being in line with the camera (personal taste issue here) looks really good to me in shiny colors and is almost like a semi flat surface.

      • Tajwar
        October 27, 2015

        And I see little to no camera bump which is great!

  14. jolu
    October 27, 2015

    I’m ordering mine asap

  15. Joel Adames
    October 27, 2015

    sorry Yash, for some reason the guys at gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV 1S at $319.99 !!! for all matters try to shine some ligth into the matter… please???

  16. Steven
    October 27, 2015

    Any idea on when it is available, gonna cave on this one!

    • jimberkas
      October 28, 2015

      other sites say 3M phones will be available on Nov. 3

  17. Yash Garg
    October 27, 2015

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      +1. hope this is launched in India… there is an event coming up right?

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      … is this coming tomorrow…. i read “coming very soon” however, the image on top seems to be that of an older phone. 😮

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      Wait and take a look a the Honor x5 you will love it’s cpu 😛

  18. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    Where can i order?

  19. Bogdan Botezatu
    October 27, 2015

    Full specifications here:

    http://cn.lemall.com/le_1s.html

  20. Michael Ogbonnaya
    October 27, 2015

    Really nice looking phone. I hope their smartcar will be priced competitively too.

    • Steve B
      October 27, 2015

      With Aston Martin’s involvement? Even their version of the Toyota IQ was $60k+

  21. Steven
    October 27, 2015

    Cant see anything on the lemall website about speaker specs, I hope they have kept a good audio setup for headphones and loudspeaker

  22. Guest
    October 27, 2015

    Band 20?

    • Lars
      October 27, 2015

      From the specs page: FDD-LTE: B1/3/7

      So no…

    • monkeytree
      October 27, 2015

      Damn

  23. Lars
    October 27, 2015

    Still no SD-card slot or support for band 20, so nothing really changes.

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Hi Lars! this is Lars 😉 band 20 is not there in L1 (have mine since 1 day) but i have 4G in several areas here around Deventer, Twello etc

  24. Bility
    October 27, 2015

    In my eyes this is the most beautifully looking phone I have ever seen!!!!

    I will order mine from gizchinashop as soon as it’s up for pre-order. I just received the original Le1 that I ordered three weeks ago from gizchinashop.

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      Bility, i don’t know if you noticed, but i hate to be the one letting you know that up there in the ADS GizChina.shop has is at USD$ 319.99…. now is not to appealing to me. as it was when reading $172 .

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Has what at $319.99?

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Ah I see what u mean I just saw it now it wasn’t there this morning. But I think it’s the same price as the 32gb Le1 which I bought from them three weeks ago. If u are interested giztop(gizmochina) are taking pre-order for $279 I think.

    • MaxPower
      October 27, 2015

      that’s common with all resellers.
      they list the phone with a “reasonable” price way before the launch to reserve the spot.

      that’s not the final price, they will update it once it’s on stock.

      keep in mind that Gizchina shop has been the first among other famous resellers to list the MI4C for $249 and the LETV Le1 for $189 and the pro for $289.

      be patient until this phone is in stock.

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      i would have prefered not knowing about it then. there are Hi impor duties in my country if somthing goes over $200 USD. 🙁
      i do not like the fingerprint reader not in line with the camera (personal taste) but would have loved it if it came to ALIEXPRESS around US$199.99 😀 😀

      there you have it, those are my true color… i’m cheap hahaha

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      but what is your problem then? no one would expect it to be so low in price!

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Ah I see what u mean I just saw it now it wasn’t there this morning. But I think it’s the same price as the 32gb Le1 which I bought from them three weeks ago. If u are interested giztop(gizmochina) are taking pre-order for $279 I think.

    • King
      October 27, 2015

      Damn… this announcement! Back to waiting for LeTV 1s 😀

    • MaxPower
      October 27, 2015

      resellers usually ship the item declaring a lower value.
      just ask them to put $120 in the custom declaration sheet.

    • MaxPower
      October 27, 2015

      hehe, i was waiting for you on this

    • Guest
      October 27, 2015

      You can also ask the seller to mark it as “Factory Reconditioned” with a lower price. Most Customs officials know prices (or can Google them) but can’t confirm if something is “used”.

    • MaxPower
      October 27, 2015

      agree:
      you can say it’s refurbished, a sample unit…

      there’s no science about it though, you can still risk to get charged.
      but hey… what else can you get at that price in your country?

  25. Bility
    October 27, 2015

    Hello everyone, please can anyone tell me how I can set up AppLock on my LeTV Le1? Please, please.

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      what is it?

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      I want to know how to set up AppLock on Letv Le1

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      And what is Applock?

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      I want be able to lock my apps that’s what it means

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Ah ok! So that task manager doesn’t kill it? I think you can do it by opening tasks (left menu button) and then swype the app you want to lock down instead of up

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      No, not that I want to lock my apps so other people don’t see things like pictures or emails and text messages if someone want to use my phone

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      I understand. No I don’t know. Have you googled? Or maybe there is an app?

      Edit: the app AppLock is in Play Store. Or App Locker / Protect Privacy is an app
      Check play store!

    • Bility
      October 27, 2015

      Yeah I know they are in Play Store but I don’t want to use those unless I have to, because I also have Oppo Find 7 and it’s all built into it so I was think that maybe it’s the same with Le1 but I can’t find anything.

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Ok I see. I have find 7 also next to my Letv!

  26. careeste
    October 27, 2015

    Letv Le 1s is just gorgeous.Does anyone know if the back is plastic or metal?

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 27, 2015

      Is metal!

  27. Tajwar
    October 27, 2015

    Well…. Looks better then the leak made on paint !

    • Joel Adames
      October 27, 2015

      yes the fingerprint reader althouh not being in line with the camera (personal taste issue here) looks really good to me in shiny colors and is almost like a semi flat surface.

    • Tajwar
      October 27, 2015

      And I see little to no camera bump which is great!

  28. Joel Adames
    October 27, 2015

    sorry Yash, for some reason the guys at gizchina.shop put up an AD saying LeTV 1S at $319.99 !!! for all matters try to shine some ligth into the matter… please???

  29. Julian
    October 27, 2015

    WOW amazing looking phone, I am lost now still wondering if it is a good idea to go for the Mi4c?????

  30. jimberkas
    October 27, 2015

    make a smaller version and I’ll bite, even if i can’t get 4g in the US.

  31. Guest
    October 28, 2015

    WOW amazing looking phone, I am lost now still wondering if it is a good idea to go for the Mi4c?????

  32. Raul
    October 28, 2015

    This will definitely be my next phone.

  33. Guest
    October 28, 2015

    make a smaller version and I’ll bite, even if i can’t get 4g in the US.

  34. Raul
    October 28, 2015

    This will definitely be my next phone.

  35. Hiwyx
    October 29, 2015

    Why only 32GB… I can accept no microsd tray, but then put at least 64GB…
    And this phone is oriented for media and video watching… What’s wrong with Letv…
    This is a deal breaker 🙁

  36. Guest
    October 29, 2015

    Why only 32GB… I can accept no microsd tray, but then put at least 64GB…
    And this phone is oriented for media and video watching… What’s wrong with Letv…
    This is a deal breaker 🙁

  37. Pete Scoffield
    November 7, 2015

    Well, for the price this Letv s1 looks pretty nice. I’ve seen it on sale on geekbuyng.com for $199 instead of $294.
    For those interested here’s the link: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/LeTV-1S–LeTV-One-S-5-5–FHD-4G-Android-5-1-3GB-32GB-Smartphone-64bit-Helio-X10-Turbo-Octa-Core-USB-C-Touch-ID-13-0MP—Gold-357033.html

  38. Pete Scoffield
    November 7, 2015

    Well, for the price this Letv s1 looks pretty nice. I’ve seen it on sale on geekbuyng.com for $199 instead of $294.
    For those interested here’s the link: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/LeTV-1S–LeTV-One-S-5-5–FHD-4G-Android-5-1-3GB-32GB-Smartphone-64bit-Helio-X10-Turbo-Octa-Core-USB-C-Touch-ID-13-0MP—Gold-357033.html

  39. Muhammad Yasir
    November 8, 2015

    SON OF A BITCH , LE 1S COSTS 290$ IN PAKISTAN THRU CHEEZMALL !!!

    WHY DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH EXPENSIVE SHIT HERE !

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 8, 2015

      why FUCKING-ALWAYS ME :@ !

  40. Guest
    November 8, 2015

    SON OF A BITCH , LE 1S COSTS 290$ IN PAKISTAN THRU CHEEZMALL !!!

    WHY DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH EXPENSIVE SHIT HERE !

    • Guest
      November 8, 2015

      why FUCKING-ALWAYS ME :@ !

  41. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!!!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/

  42. Mister MyGIP
    December 23, 2015

    Китайцы активно их начали их продавать, а наши активно их покупают. Цены очень вкусные, от 165$. За данный аппарат – просто супер!!!
    http://mygip.ru/letv-1s/