For consumers it might be a new element to the concept of smartphones, but the introduction of the world’s first smartphones with USB Type-C is sure to upset the biggies of the tech world.
Chinese company Letv unveiled its debut smartphones, named Le Superphones, which boast of the new type of reversible socket that is used for charging the device, transfer of data, and for external output.
Two weeks ago the company opted for an arrogant marketing strategy in which the teaser posters for the phones flashed Nazi leader Hitler sporting an armband with Apple’s logo on it. While this comparison of Apple to Hitler received flak across the tech town, it served the intended purpose of generating curiosity around Letv’s devices.
World’s first USB Type-C Le Superphones heavily borrow design and hardware elements from the likes of Apple, Huawei, and HTC flagships.
Even if it is Letv’s first step in the smartphone industry as the company’s core business relies on video streaming and production, much like Google’s YouTube, the Le Superphones range heavily borrows design and hardware elements from the likes of Apple, Huawei, and HTC flagships.
The Le Max that boasts of a 6.33-inch quad HD display, 2GHz octa core Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, a 21 megapixel camera and an UltraPixel front camera has design elements inspired from HTC One Max, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Huawei’s Mate 7.
Le Max has an iPhone 6 Plus-like plastic bands and fingerprint reader, but at the back. From Huawei’s Mate 7 it takes the front and back side looks.
As Engadget notes Le 1 Pro looks like a crossover between the iPhone 6 Plus, the Huawei Mate 7, the Meizu MX4 Pro and HTC’s One Mini.
Back of the Le 1 also looks similar to that of the MX4 Pro.
All the three smartphones are Android Lollipop-based and have gone for preorders in China. They will be available in the US later this year.