LeEco has been in the TV business for quite a time, and by getting into the smartphone market, they have managed to make a small place for themselves in the market. LeEco has been consistently delivering some excellent phones ever since their launch, with impressive specifications, and that too at low prices. The LeEco Le 1S was not so quite successful outside China, and now we are going to get its successor, the LeEco Le 1 Pro. The LeEco Le 1 Pro, which will be released in the last week of March next year, will be looking to do better than its predecessor in the countries other than LeEco’s home. With 3000 mAh of battery, this one looks like a pretty good smartphone with great specs. It has an octa-core processor, which will be backed by 4 GB of RAM. It is more than enough. LeEco Le 1 Pro is going to be an impressive device in the mid-range smartphone market. The phone will have a metal unibody, along with a sleek and comfortable design. You also get a mute switch on the side, which is something we haven’t seen in Android phones, but it seems quite useful, as you can put on the silent mode with just a flip of a switch. The phone will also have the latest version of USB, i.e. USB Type-C port. There are a lot more features in this phone which are remarkable, and we will go through them in this review –
The LeEco le 1 Pro is carved into an elegant ultra-weight aluminium body. Although the phone is not a lightweight one, it still feels good in the hand as it is has a sleek design. Its dimensions are 148.4 mm x 73.8 mm x 9.4 mm, and weighs 177 gm. The design of the phone somewhat resembles the same of LeEco Le 1S. The aluminium body is shiny, but it is not at all glossy. The primary camera on the back is at the top centre, which has a dual-LED (dual tone) flash beside it. There is no fingerprint sensor near them. There is nothing else on the back, except the LeEco logo below the flashlight. On the right, there is the power key, and just above it, sim card and microSD card slots are located. The volume rocker is on the right-hand side, just below the mute switch. The keys look metallic, but they aren’t. At the front, it has a secondary camera on top beside the earpiece. There are no capacitive buttons or menu keys below the display. The USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer is placed at the bottom. The 3.5 mm audio jack is placed at the top. The phone feels good in the palm. Overall, the design is quite good. The phone will be available in grey, gold and rose gold variants. The screen will be a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and will have a pixel density of 534ppi. On top of it, LeEco will be using the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect itself against scratches and random drops.
The LeEco Le 1 Pro will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, with an octa-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU. It will be backed by 4 GB of RAM. There will be 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB of internal storage available. Availability of microSD card slot is still not confirmed. There’s a possibility the microSD card slot will be missing from 64 GB variant. The processor looks great, but the GPU is not the latest one. However, the overall specifications do look great. The 4 GB RAM ensures intense hardware games to run smoothly on this phone, which is a plus point.
The phone will have a 13-megapixel rear camera, which will be equipped with a dual-LED flash. At the front, it will have a 4-megapixel “Ultrapixel” camera. The camera app will have all the necessary features such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc. We will be able to comment on camera quality after its release.
The Le 1 Pro will feature a 3000 mAh battery, which seems just about the right size. For connectivity, it will have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C.