Just a few years ago, LeTv, later renamed LeEco, was one of the most promising companies in China, launching high-end smartphones at affordable prices. Prior to expanding outside its home country, LeEco ran into financial problems and its plans were canceled. However, in 2022, the company comes to the surface again, with its first smartphone in the last 5 or 2 years: Letv Y1 Pro, a phone that is very inspired by the iPhone 13.
It is clear that Letv could not return to its former glory immediately, but the company is trying to get back into the smartphone market with a budget phone. Letv Y1 Pro is a 499 yuan device, which is about 70 euros, which offers a design very similar to that of the iPhone 13. In fact, it integrates a similar notch in the screen, has a construction with flat surfaces and straight edges and two rooms on the back arranged diagonally in a square. If you saw the photo from a distance, you might be easily fooled into looking at an Apple phone.
Letv Y1 Pro is an iPhone 13 budget clone
However, the similarities between the iPhone 13, a high-end model of over 800 euros and the Letv Y1 Pro stop here. This model is one of the few “entry-level” phones we have seen in recent years. It is equipped with a Unisoc T310 processor, which uses four cores: one Cortex-A75 at 2 GHz and three Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. It also uses only 4 GB of RAM, but is amazing with up to 256 GB of storage. What Letv has in addition is a microSD card slot. In terms of connectivity we have only 4G.
Letv Y1 Pro uses a 6.54 ”LCD screen with HD + resolution (1,560 x 720 pixels) and 8 megapixel cameras on the back (a main sensor and one for“ AI ”photography). The front notch screen camera uses a 5 megapixel sensor. The 4,000 mAh battery should have no major problems with powering these components.
The basic version of 70 euros (499 yuan) comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and the average version of 699 yuan goes up to 128 GB of storage. The top model has 256 GB of storage and costs 899 yuan, or 125 euros. The phone is only being launched in China at the moment, but given the company’s previous ambitions, it would not be out of the question to see a new attempt to expand into western markets.
source: GSM Arena