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The LEAGOO T1 Plus Launch & Hands-On Preview

The LEAGOO T1 Plus Launch & Hands-On Preview

On 8 November 2016, LEAGOO officially launched the LEAGOO T1 Plus. The T1 Plus is a 5.5″ phablet with a focus on selfies. Its killer feature? A 13 MP front selfie camera with a Sony IMX219 sensor and an LED flash.

Check out the LEAGOO T1 Plus presentation and specifications. We will also share with you our own hands-on preview.

 

The LEAGOO T1 Plus

In this video, LEAGOO Product Manager, Eric Wong, reveals the key features and specifications of the T1 Plus.

The LEAGOO T1 Plus runs on Android 6.0, and is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor. It comes with 3 GB of LPDDR3 memory and 16 GB of internal flash memory. [adrotate banner=”4″]

It boasts the 13 MP Sony IMX219 sensor for both the front and rear cameras, both of which have f/2.2 lens. The front camera has a single LED flash, while the rear camera has a dual-tone LED flash.

The 5.5″ display has a relatively low HD resolution of 720 x 1280, but it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with a 2.5D curved edge. It has a unibody chassis carved out of an aviation-grade magnesium-aluminium alloy, allowing it to achieve a slim 7.5 mm profile.

The LEAGOO T1 Plus also comes with a fast fingerprint sensor, and a relatively small 2,660 mAh lithium-ion battery. It will retail for RM 699 / ~US$ 175 in 3 different colour options – Champagne Gold, Rose Gold or Titanium Grey.

 

Specifications

Here are the rest of its specifications :

SpecificationsLEAGOO T1 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 with LEAGOO OS 2.0 UI
Display5.5" HD display (720 x 1280)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
System PlatformMediaTek MT6737
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 (640 MHz)
Storage16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 128 GB), shared with SIM2
Front Camera13 MP Sony IMX219 sensor with f/2.2 lens and single LED flash
Main Camera13 MP Sony IMX219 sensor with f/2.2 lens and dual-tone LED flash
Dual SIM, Dual StandbyYes, two micro SIM cards
SIM2 shared with microSD card
Connectivity4G : LTE Cat4
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0
GPSYes, with GLONASS and BEIDOU
Fingerprint SensorYes, unlocks in 0.19 seconds
360 degree recognition
Battery2,660 mAh battery (non-removable)
Available ColoursChampagne Gold, Rose Gold, Titanium Grey
Launch PriceRM 699 / ~US$ 175

 

Our Hands-On Preview

After the launch, we had a few minutes to try out the LEAGOO T1 Plus. Here is our hands-on preview video. Enjoy!

 

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LEAGOO Shark 1 Hands-On Preview

On April 27th, 2016, LEAGOO revealed the LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] smartphone. It boasts a large 6″ full HD display and a metal chassis, and an astounding 6,300 mAh battery. It comes to no surprise that LEAGOO claims that the Shark 1 will last 2 days of heavy use, or 3.5 days of normal use.

The LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] is no lame duck either. It’s powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and comes with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Check out its specifications :

SpecificationsLEAGOO Shark 1 Smartphone
Display6" LG LTPS full HD display
1080 x 1920 resolution (368 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass protection with 2.5D curved edge
PlatformMediaTek MT6753
Processor8 x ARM Cortex-A53 processors (1.3 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage16 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (supports up to 128 GB)
Operating SystemLEAGOO OS 1.2 on Android 5.1
Front Camera5 MP sensor
Rear Camera13 Sony BSI-2 sensor with f/2.0 wide-angle lens and dual-tone LED flash
SIM CapabilityTwo microSIM slots
Dual SIM, dual standby capability
Connectivity4G LTE
Bluetooth 4.0
microUSB 2.0 port
GPS SupportYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, 0.39 s recognition speed, 508 ppi resolution
Available ColoursElegant Black / Modern Gold / Satin Silver

You can get more details about the LEAGOO Shark 1 in our launch coverage, where LEAGOO explains its key features. You can also check out Zul Ariffin’s testimonial about using his own LEAGOO Shark 1 smartphone.

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Shark 1 Hands-On Preview

After the LEAGOO Shark 1 launch event with Malaysian celebrity Zul Ariffin, we had the opportunity to record our own LEAGOO Shark 1 hands-on preview. Check it out below. We hope you enjoy it!

Here is the video transcript :

Here are LEAGOO Shark 1’s key features…

From the frontal aspect, it looks like the honor 5X we reviewed recently.

The fingerprint sensor in the rear aspect looks similar to the Huawei Mate 8.

Now, let’s take a closer look…

On the left side, you will find the dual SIM + microSD card slot.

The Gorilla Glass cover has a 2.5D curved edge all around.

The micro USB port is located at the bottom, together with a mic port.

There are no dedicated capacitive touch buttons in the front.

On the right side, you will find the Power button and a rocker switch for Volume.

Its specifications claim an LED flash for the front camera but it’s probably a typo. The LED flash is really for the rear 13 MP camera.

LEAGOO emphasised that the Shark 1’s rear camera uses a Sony BSI-2 sensor.

The fingerprint sensor has an activation speed of 0.39 seconds. And it allows you to unlock the LEAGOO Shark 1 with a quick touch.

The speaker vents are located at the bottom of the back.

The earphone port is located at the top, together with a second mic port.

The LEAGOO Shark 1 is powered by the 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6753 processor, which has eight Cortex-A53 cores and the Mali-T720 GPU.

The LEAGOO Shark 1 comes with Android 5.1 installed, and 3 GB of RAM with 2.1 GB free to use. And 16 GB of internal storage, of which 11.59 GB is free to use. Its microSD card slot allows you to add up to 128 GB of additional storage.

Its killer feature is really its 6,300 mAh Li-Po battery.

 

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LEAGOO Shark 1 Launched With Massive 6,300 mAh Battery

On April 27 2016, we were invited to the grand launch of the LEAGOO Shark 1  [Amazon] smartphone held at Connexion@Nexus in Bangsar South. Here is our coverage of the LEAGOO Shark 1 launch which also included the introduction of local heartthrob actor, Zul Ariffin as LEAGOO’s brand ambassador.


 

Has battery life been a major concern for your choice of smartphone these days? Fret not, LEAGOO is here to solve your worries with the launch of their latest flagship smartphone, the LEAGOO Shark 1. Packing a massive 6,300 mAh Li-Po battery and a huge 6-inch screen, you can have it for just RM999 (inclusive of GST) / ~US$ 249!

Don’t forget to check out our LEAGOO Shark 1 Hands-On Preview!

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LEAGOO Shark 1 Revealed

A Corning Gorilla Glass 4-protected 6-inch Full HD LG LTPS display (that has a pixel density of 368 ppi) covers almost the entire front of the Shark 1. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 64-bit Octa-Core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). All of these, encased in a metal unibody design.

Other than the large 6-inch screen, the LEAGOO Shark 1’s other selling point has got to be its massive 6,300 mAh battery that lasts up to 3.5 days on general usage and 2 days with heavy usage on a full charge. Worried that it’ll take forever to fully charge that massive battery?

Well, LEAGOO equipped it with what they coined as Pump Express Flash Charge technology. This is a quick-charging technology using a special 9V/3A charger, a mere 30 minutes of charging time can give users a full day of use, whereas a full charge only takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] also has Reverse Charging function that enables users to charge other devices too! Despite the massive battery, the LEAGOO Shark 1 still maintains a slim profile, coming in at only 8.5mm thick. According to LEAGOO during the launch, they are in the process of applying for a Guinness World Record for having the slimmest profile with the biggest battery.

The main camera on the back of the LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] features a 13 MP Sony BSI-2 stack sensor with F/2.0 aperture with dual-tone LED flash. For Selfies, there’s a 5 MP camera up front that also comes with LED flash to help out when the lighting conditions isn’t ideal.

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The LEAGOO Shark 1  [Amazon] runs LEAGOO OS v1.2 based on Android Lollipop out of the box. As with most recent smartphones, the LEAGOO Shark 1 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which, other than being used for unlocking the smartphone from as fast as 0.39 seconds, does double duty to serve other functions such as taking photos and launching your favourite apps too!

Last but not least, the LEAGOO Shark 1 [Amazon] is available in a choice of three colors, namely, Midnight Black, Galaxy White and Champagne Gold. It is readily available for a retail price of RM 999 (~US$ 249) at LEAGOO’s flagship store in Low Yat Plaza as well as authorised dealers and retailers nationwide.

Don’t forget to check out our LEAGOO Shark 1 Hands-On Preview!

 

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LEAGOO Alfa 2 Smartphone Launched

The LEAGOO Alfa 2 is an improved and upgraded version of the previous Lead 2 and Lead 2s models with a new feature of its own. The first ever LEAGOO device with an Ion Smart Touch and like all LEAGOO smartphones, it came equipped with the DUAL SIM capabilities. Priced at RM 449 (~US$ 109), the Alfa 2 is now available at every authorized LEAGOO dealers throughout Malaysia.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 2 Design and Hardware

The Alfa 2 thin metal makes for the sleekest design in the Alfa series line-up. It is only thinner than the other Alfa series model due to its curved design and a removable back cover covering its built-in 2,600mAh battery that is able to last in a single day with the mobile data on and moderate usage. The Alfa 2’s 5-inch 720p display combines with the new 2.5D arc edges design with curved edges making it feels like a premium built device.

Equipped with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor coupled with 1GB of RAM that offers a smooth and stutter free user experience, it came with a built-in 16GB of ROM with an option of expandable storage via Micro SD card up to 32GB maximum. Basic applications on the Alfa 2 have no difficulties operating with smooth performance and multitasking experience for user.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 2 Display

Its 5-inch HD IPS display has a resolution of 1280×720-pixel with a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch (PPI) where colours are vivid and vibrant in its typical IPS display. The display has no problem in the direct sunlight while colours are accurate and true even when the device is being hold at an awkward angle. The Alfa 2 is an excellent one handed device with its 5-inch screen coupled with the Rear Touch Panel further enhancing the one handed user experience.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 2 Software and Features

An almost-completely stock build of Android 5.1 with just a few tweaks by LEAGOO, all of Android Lollipop’s fine touches are still available, such as the sound and notification, multiple user accounts functionality and etc works perfectly fine like they always do. Features such as the three finger for screenshot capture, two finger to switch between themes and double tap for device wake up are all available in LEAGOO’s new OS 1.1 system.

The most notable feature on the Alfa 2 was indeed its Ion Smart Touch by LEAGOO, where it can be used to navigate the home screen from left to right or scrolling through webpages or applications such as Facebook and Instagram.

Waking up the screen with only the Ion Smart Touch or simply launching an app is just a slight double tap on the back. Both of the cameras on Alfa 2 are able to fully utilize its Ion Smart Touch technology to snap photo or selfie just by the long pressing on the center of Ion Smart Touch. Checking the selfie results with Alfa 2 is just a swipe to left on the Ion Smart Touch.

With Bluetooth 4.1 available, it helps reduces power consumption by 50% and also improves the transmission efficiency by 8 times compared to the previous version 2.0 for a faster connection between devices and multiple wearable devices.

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Camera and Video

With a SONY 13-megapixel rear camera and a dual-tone LED flash packed into the device, it is not surprising that the photo quality from Alfa 2 were always crisp and generally well saturated. Photography during low-light is no longer an issue with its dual-tone LED flash, while colours were pretty accurate and sharp thanks to its dual tone flash.

Its front camera was equipped with a SONY 5-megapixel and a front LED flash, allowing selfie lovers to fall in love with LEAGOO Alfa 2 that takes beautiful photos even in low light condition. With its Ion Smart Touch, selfie can be easily taken without lifting a finger. Video recording is surprisingly amazing with its capability to record videos in 720p format with 30 frames per second.

 

Summary

The first LEAGOO smartphone with a secondary touch panel on its back is a huge leap by LEAGOO to create a smartphone that tries to change the way on how smartphone are being used. A perfect upgrade from its old predecessor with a newly implemented feature with a new hardware and software wise, the Alfa 2 is launching in the Malaysia market from March 7th 2016 onwards. The Alfa 2 is available in Midnight Black, Dazzling White, Champagne Gold and Glossy Pink.

 

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LEAGOO Alfa 8 Smartphone Launched

18th December 2015 – LEAGOO Malaysia officially launched the LEAGOO Alfa 8 smartphone. The extremely affordable LEAGOO Alfa 8 is an entry-level smartphone with decent hardware specifications, beautiful and petite design.

As an entry level smartphone, the LEAGOO Alfa 8 is a respectably an affordable smartphone that costs only RM 269 (~US$ 63). Available in 4 stunning colours, Midnight Black, Dazzling White, Champagne Gold and Sweet Pink, each for every unique personality and taste.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 8 Design & Build

• 235 pixels per inch

• 154.6mm by 77.0mm by 8.9mm

• 103.2 grams

Affordable and elegant, the Alfa 8 is a compact device that fits easily in every pocket and is comfortable to maneuver around its display. The Alfa 8 looks absolutely beautiful with its two tone colours design over the top and bottom of the device. Even the coloured metal ring surrounding the camera looks great while the curved edges on the device makes it looks and feels like a smaller premium device on hand.

On the top of the device are the 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port for charging, respectively. The back of the device houses the camera and LED flash while the power button and the volume rocker sits on the right side of the device. Once the back cover was removed, there is the 1,600mAh battery, Micro-SD reader and the Dual SIM card slot.

With only 4” display it still able to display pictures at a resolution of 800x400p, it’s still quite decent despite its price tag. Its bright enough to view comfortably in indoors and still provide decent quality imaging during outdoors. Images and graphics looks pleasantly crisp and accurate.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 8 Hardware

[adrotate banner=”4″]• 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

• 8GB of Internal Storage (with 32GB expandable memory)

• 1GB of RAM

• 1,600mAh Removable Battery

With its Quad Core Processing power, the Alfa 8 has no problem running multiple apps at once and the phone still works decently even when running memory intensive applications such as Facebook, Waze and Games.

The Alfa 8 is powered by 1GB of RAM and has a built-in 8GB of internal storage with an option for expandable Micro-SD card up to 32GB maximum. The Alfa 8’s 1,600mAh battery will get you through a day on a moderate use with always on cellular data.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 8 Software & Features

• Google Android 5.1 Lollipop

• LEAGOO O.S 1.1

• Preloaded LEAGOO Apps

The Alfa 8 runs Google’s mobile operating system Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box and features a number of native apps such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Chrome and LEAGOO apps such as Xender, Wake Gestures and 365 News.

Thanks to the newly developed LEAGOO O.S 1.1 that design heavy around Android 5.1 Lollipop, the performance of the device is buttery smooth with almost to no lag during usage.

 

LEAGOO Alfa 8 Camera & Video

• 5-Megapixel Rear-Facing Camera

• 2-Megapixel Front-Facing Camera

• 1080p Recoding with 30FPS

Photo quality on the 5-megapixel camera was commendable even though it is still a middle range device. Objects were sharp and in-focus, though only equipped with a 5MP rear shooter. Colours were sharp in a well-lit environment and with the right settings the photo look pleasantly well and beautiful.

The camera itself operate smoothly, with no hiccups during pictures taking moments. Video recording was surprisingly amazing in which the Alfa 8 was able to record videos in 1080p format at 30fps.

LEAGOO Launches First Flagship Store in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 16 Dec 2015 – LEAGOO had officially opened their first flagship store in Malaysia, located at Plaza Low Yat second floor. This flagship store will function as the retail for their line of smartphones and accessories, as well as a collection point and after sales service. LEAGOO is fairly new to the Malaysian smartphone market and they are currently focusing on the entry to mid level smartphone market around RM69 – RM999 price range.

In conjunction with the opening of the flagship store, the Business Development Manager of LEAGOO, Yiau Chee How has also revealed their plans to open more flagship store across all major cities in Malaysia. On top of that, LEAGOO will be opening their new headquarters in Shah Alam soon in February 2016. LEAGOO also plans to reveal their new flagship smartphone series in the first quarter of 2016, they have not finalized the name for the series yet.

In terms of new product, LEAGOO also showcased their latest Alfa 8 and Alfa 6 smartphones, aimed at the entry level market. Alfa 8 retails for RM269, while the Alfa 6 retails for RM319. The Alfa 8 is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 4.0″ IPS screen, 1800 mAh battery, 1 GB of memory, 8 GB of internal storage and 5MP camera. The Alfa 6 has mostly similar specifications, except it has smaller 1600 mAh battery, bigger 4.5″ IPS screen. Both the Alfa 8 and Alfa 6 supports dual SIM.

After the the flagship store opening ceremony was completed, the first 100 lucky customers are eligible to purchase any device or accessory for RM9.90 from their store. Below is the lucky first customer who got his hands on their current flagship smartphone Elite 1 for just RM9.90. (Elite 1 retails at RM999)