Letv, a China-based company that offers streaming video services and hardware, has plans to enter the US market later in 2015 with a high-end Android-based smartphone, Le Superphone.
The hardware specs for Le Superphone sound very impressive on paper, and could offer an alternative to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 if Letv follows through on its announcements. Le Superphone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 21MP rear camera, 4G dual SIM cards, and a 3000 mAh battery.
LeTV claims that Le Superphone will be the first smartphone with a USB Type-C connector for charging the device. The new version of USB is only in a few devices at the moment, including Google's recently updated Chromebook Pixel. Le Superphone will also support wireless HDMI, another first for a smartphone device.
The Le Superphone screens offers a more dynamic color range than any other leading smartphone. Additionally, the screen allows consumers to adjust the color settings type to the setting of their choosing – a smartphone first. The Le Superphone range has industry-leading hifi, enabling unprecedented audio control for consumers. Combined with Letv's vast Chinese music ecosystem and its award winning headphones, the Le Superphone offers the best smartphone hifi-audio quality on the market.
Letv did not mention any internal storage options or a display size for Le Superphone, but Forbes reports that at a press event in San Francisco on Monday, Letv stated it will be available in both 5.5-inch and 6.3-inch versions.
The company has yet to reveal a price tag or a specific launch date for Le Superphone. However, Letv seems serious about making a major impact in the United States. It has set up its US headquarters in Redmond City, California, along with another office in Los Angeles.