Back to the limelight, with a sort of clone, the Chinese brand LeEco which, in tickling the need for appearance, has announced the “stylistic flagship” entry level LeTV T1 Pro, with full-bodied battery and 2D facial recognition.
When there was still talk of “cinafonini”, the Chinese brand LeEco (aka LeTV) was among the first to offer its smartphones in the West, in 2015, even if a couple of years later it had to downsize its commitment due to serious problems financial, after which last May it returned to bring its advanced phones to general attention, including the cheap, but elegant, new LeTV Y1 Pro.
Presented as “flagship entry level”, the smartphone LeTV T1 Pro (164.3 x 77.7 x 9.5 mm for a weight of 208 grams), in starry blue, night black, starry white, makes no secret of being inspired by the iPhone 13: the side edges are flat while, in front, the iconic notch is achieved by combining a central right-angled frame with two micro-arc mirrors. The assembly houses, in the seat for the front camera, a 5 megapixel self-camera also prepared for facial recognition.
Behind, in a Ying and Yang pattern, together with the LED flash and decorative elements (the second photographic sensor is fake), the plastic surface bears an 8 megapixel single camera. In terms of audio, the practical 3.5 mm mini-jack is not lacking.
The rest of the space is taken up by a resolute 6.54-inch LCD display at 1560 × 720 pixels (HD +) with 60 Hz as the refresh rate. With performance similar to the rival Meizu 10, the new LeTV Y1 Pro uses the quadcore processor (2.0 GHz) Unisoc Tiger Ben T310 which, made with 12 nanometers of lithography, uses a performing Cortex A75 core and three cost-effective A53 cores for routine tasks: the GPU, or graphics card, takes the form of a PowerVR GE8300.
In terms of memories, RAM and storage, the 4 + 32 GB combination is sold for 499 yuan (about 70 euros), while the 4 + 128 GB one costs 699 yuan (about 98 euros), and the 4 + 256 GB one. requires 899 yuan (126 euros). The energy is supplied to the entry level smartphone LeTV Y1 Pro by a battery, from 4,000 mAh, which can be charged anything but quickly via Type-C, at 10W, aided in ensuring autonomy from the customizations of the proprietary interface Le OS 9.1 (possibly based on Android 11).