LeEco in an unprecedented move launched a new smartphone in the Indian market with Free Digital Content. The smartphone is essentially similar to the LeEco LE 1S which is available in Indian market already as far as hardware is concerned.
LeEco has added LeEco digital content serves as a free add-on which company says is worth Rs. 4900. The free service includes free streaming of on-demand videos and live tv streaming on the LeEco smartphone. The digital content is provided by partners like Eros Now and is available through LeEco’s Li Vidi App.
There are around 2000 Bollywood Movies which you can watch in different languages including some of the top-rated recent movies (Bajirao Mastani and Tanu Weds Manu 2).
There is also LE live app which allows you to watch nine channels and even YuppTV App which allows for streaming of around 100 channels. For Music, LeEco has partnered with Hungama to stream high-quality loss less audio on the device. All the services will be available for free to the buyers for one year.
The smartphone is available to purchase from Flipkart starting from 12 May 2016. For the first flash sale, there are 100,000 mobiles with a special price of 9,999. LeECo is also offering a free back cover with the smartphone and cherry on the cake is a 10% discount from HDFC bank. It is one of the best deals out there right now in under 10K price range.
The smartphone competes with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which is also priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 2 GB RAM version and the Lenovo K4 Note priced at Rs. 11,999. LeEco may discontinue the current version of LE 1S in future. The LE 1S ECO comes with support for 10 Indian languages and is Made for India device.
The smartphones come with 3 GB of Ram and run on the Android Lollipop 5.1 along with the LeEco EUI custom skin. The smartphone is powered by the Octa-Core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz.
However, it is noteworthy that Le 1S ECO’s processor is clocked @ 1.85 GHz while the LE 1S older version has a processor clock of 2.2 GHz. The processor downclocking could be possibly due to the overheating complaints on the LE 1S.
The LE 1S ECO is available only in the Gold color variant and 32 GB storage option (non-expandable).
There is a 13 Megapixel rear camera with Autofocus and LED support, and there is a 5 Megapixel front camera for clicking selfies.
The device comes with 32 GB of internal storage, and there is no option to expand the storage on the device. Furthermore, it has Dual Sim support and 4G LTE data connectivity. There is a decent battery back up with 3000 mAH fast-charging battery.
Le 1S ECO has an incredibly quick fingerprint scanner at the back of exquisite metal back cover and also comes with USB Type-C port. The staggering smartphone comes at an unbelievable price with a myriad of free digital content service integration which many buyers will find useful in the 4G ERA.
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