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Letv is back with the new Y1 Pro, an iPhone clone with a USB type C port and a 3.5mm jack

The new Y1 Pro. (Source: Letv)
The new Y1 Pro. (Source: Letv)
It might come as a surprise to many tech fans that Letv is back in the mobile devices market; however, the design of its comeback model, the Y1 Pro, will probably be less of one. The new smartphone has dual rear cameras in an oddly familiar layout, as well as a notch that seems mostly cosmetic, and a platform from Unisoc rather than Apple.

Letv has announced its return to the smartphone space with the Y1 Pro. It has gone with a very distinct design language that has just happened (we're sure) to turn out just like the one Apple is projected to stick with in the upcoming iPhone 14: an observation that has caused the leaker Abhishek Yadav to have a bit of fun with this launch on Twitter.

The Letv Y1 Pro even has a rear camera hump very similar to that of the iPhone 13 or 13 Mini; however, all it contains is an 8MP main shooter and a less well-defined "AI Camera". Its 5MP front-facing camera is also found in a notch that could easily have been a punch-hole or waterdrop notch.

Accordingly, the Letv Y1 Pro also closely resembles the Gionee G13 Pro; the two even have the same Unisoc T310 processor. However, the newer model has a larger 6.5-inch (albeit still HD+) display, a larger 4,000mAh battery (without mention of fast charging of any kind) and a headphone jack drilled into its straight-edged frame as well as a USB type-C port.

The Y1 Pro has debuted with Le OS 9.1 based on Android 11, as well as a surprisingly generous 256GB top-end storage SKU, joined by one with half that space and a base model that drops sharply down to 32GB. Then again, all of them have 4GB of RAM. Letv's first smartphone of several years starts at just 499 yuan (~U$75), and is only available in China at present.

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The Y1 Pro will be available in blue, white or black. (Source: Letv)
The Y1 Pro will be available in blue, white or black. (Source: Letv)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05-31 (Update: 2022-06- 2)