The first USB-C smartphone was unveiled on Monday, and it’s not a new Nexus. Instead, Chinese company LeTV beat the competition with a beautiful new “Le Superphone” that should arrive in America later this year.
Beyond its reversible USB port, the new smartphone also features a beautiful edge-to-edge display, a Snapdragon 810 processor and a 21-megapixel camera. There are three models of the phone, including Le Superphone 1, the 1 Pro and the 1 Max, with varying screen sizes and resolutions. Forbes reports that the company will offer 5.5-inch and 6.3-inch options, though it’s unclear which model will be available here in America or how much it might cost.
LeTV is also emphasizing the services and content that will come baked into its first smartphone. The company makes most of its money in China through video streaming, and Le Superphone will feature a “Live” button that quickly launches a live TV stream. The firm also announced plans for a new Hollywood office where it can pursue streaming partnerships, along with an official U.S. headquarters based in Silicon Valley.
There’s plenty we still don’t know about Le Superphone, though everything we’ve heard so far is pretty encouraging. Hopefully it won’t be too long before this USB-C smartphone gets an official launch, and we expect LeTV isn’t the only company rushing to release a device featuring the new reversible USB standard.