LeEco Le 1S no longer Flipkart-exclusive, to be available in offline stores

first_imgChinese entertainment conglomerate LeEco on Tuesday broke its exclusivity with Flipkart and announced that it will sell the budget phone Le 1S via offline channels in India. The move is part of the company’s ambitious expansion plans in the country.The Le 1S will be available for buying from physical retail stores in Delhi and Mumbai to begin with. LeEco further plans to cover up to 70% retail stores across India, by the end of September 2016, it said in a statement.”We have fast-tracked our growth trajectory in India and our entry into the physical retail space affirms it. Since our India launch, we’re thrilled to have seen an incredible response from users and this landmark announcement is a step ahead in making our Superphones more accessible to our users. In the near future, also plan to have our own wholly owned retail stores across the country,” Atul Jain, COO, Smart Electronics Business, LeEco India said.LeEco entered into the Indian smartphone scene in January this year. It has since launched three smartphones here — the Le 1S, the Le Max and quite recently the Le 1S Eco. It has already brought its video-on-demand service in partnership with Yupp TV and Eros Now to the country. The company is scheduled to launch at least two new phones come June 8. One of them could be the successor to the Le 1S, aka the Le 2.Also Read: LeEco aka Netflix of China now wants to take over your homeFor a phone that is priced around the Rs 10,000 price point, the LeEco Le 1S has an interesting spec sheet. It has a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS screen and a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor coupled with 3 gigs of RAM and 32GB of internal storage under the hood.advertisementThe Le 1S sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with phase detection autofocus and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel camera on the front.The all-metal smartphone also boasts of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.last_img