If you thought LeTV was somewhat of an awkward and improper name for a smartphone manufacturer, the Chinese entertainment company that’s rising in the Android décor like no other is going through a quick rebranding process for its invasion of India.
Unfortunately, LeEco sounds just as weird as LeTV, and LeEco Le 1s and LeEco Le Max can be mouthfuls for folks unacquainted with the tech outfit’s naming tactics. At the end of the day though, what should count for mobile buyers first and foremost is the amazing bang for buck provided by these two oddities.
The LeEco Le 1s will start selling in India on February 2, followed by the Le Max exactly two weeks later, with regional prices set at Rs. 11,000 and 33,000 respectively. The former translates into a little over $160, and astonishingly includes a fingerprint sensor, Full HD 5.5-inch screen, octa-core Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, Lollipop software, 13 and 5MP cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and 3,000 mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the LeEco Le Max is sadly not one and the same as the recently unveiled LeTV Max Pro with Snapdragon 820 power, instead packing SD810 heat, 4 gigs of memory, 3,400 mAh cell juice, a 6.33-inch Quad HD display, 21MP photography prowess, and a minimum of 32GB digital hoarding room, all wrapped in a 9mm-slim metallic rectangle costing the equivalent of $490.
Call yourself LeApple for all we care, LeTV, but do the world a favor and make that phenomenally affordable flagship a global device before long. At least its successor?