LeEco (earlier known as Letv) had launched their Le 1s smartphone in january this year for Rs. 10,999 which is already a great value for money budget smartphone. Just a Few months later, the company has launched their new more affordable Blockbuster superphone named Le 1s Eco at an introductory price of Rs. 9,999. The company has sold content worth Rs. 320 million in just 29 minutes via its first flash sale of the smartphone. From the next week onwards, the smartphone along with LeEco’s Supertainment package will cost Rs. 10,899. In terms of looks, the Le 1s and Le 1s Eco looks same with similar build & specifications.
Let’s take a quick look at the specifications – the Le 1s Eco features a 5.5-inch Full HD Display, 1.85GHz MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 processor, 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage, 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with eUI 5.5, mirror-surfaced Fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh Battery.
The LeEco Supertainment Membership
The Le 1s Eco is the first ‘Made in India’ smartphone launched by the company which comes bundled with an amazing Supertainment package – one year of LeEco Membership which gives users access to Live TV, movies and music. LeEco is the first company to bring the concept of content ecosystem on smartphone in India. The company has partnered with Eros Now, Yupp TV and Hungama music for the content. The yearly subscription of the LeEco Membership program costs Rs. 4,900 but the Le 1s Eco buyers get it for free.
The ‘Live’ is a dedicated shortcut icon on the home screen which gives you quick access to YuppTV’s catalogue of over 100 Live TV Channels. You can watch wide range of channels across Hindi, English and various regional languages like Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Gujarathi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil and Malyalam. You can swipe left and right to change the Live TV Channel. You can pause the live tream and also it has option to change the resolution as well. You need a high-speed Internet connection for a richer experience. I liked the streaming quality of the Live channels.
The Levidi is a video-on-demand app which is powered by Eros now that allows access to Latest Bollywood Blockbuster movies, Regional movies and TV Shows and the video content from YouTube.
The Le 1s Eco is a more affordable smartphone intigrated with unique content ecosystem. The Le 1s Eco comes with LeEco Supertainment membership worth Rs. 4,900 and gives user access to 100+ Premium Live TV Channels, 2000+ Movies (in 10 languages).
The Live and Levidi service will be available for all Le Smartphones through an OTA software update within this week. The Le Music service offers more than 3.5 million songs from 25 languages and 5TB of cloud storage service will be available to the users in Q3 2016. It’s a great budget device in terms of hardware & the content ecosystem that you get along with this phone makes it a perfect premium smartphone available at this price range.