New comer LEAGOO is trying to make its presence felt in Malaysia with the announcement of the Elite 1. This is their current flagship offering that comes in a compact 5″ size surrounded with a premium feeling stainless steel frame. Priced at RM999, it sounds quite affordable by flagship standards.
The front display is a 5 inch IPS panel that does Full HD resolution, giving a pixel density of 441ppi. With glass on both front and back, it is toughen with Gorilla Glass 3 for better resistance to scuffs. Under the hood, it uses a 64-bit 1.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 processor that’s also powering the Meizu M2 Note. In terms of RAM and storage, it gets 3GB and 32GB respectively which is expandable with microSD up to 64GB. Like most dual-SIM devices, the microSD slot is shared with its 2nd sim slot.
Being a flagship, it also gets a front mounted 2nd gen fingerprint scanner which claims to unlock at just 0.5 seconds. To protect it from scratches, the scanner has a sapphire glass surface with a stainless steel ring around it. On the right side, you’ll find the standard power button and volume rockers. In addition, there’s a dedicated “camera button” that doubles up as a customisable multi-functional key.
For taking pictures, the Elite 1 packs a rather high 16MP f/2.0 Sony shooter at the back with dual-LED flash. The front meanwhile has a high resolution 13MP f/2.4 camera and it even comes with a flash for better low light selfies. Keeping the lights on is a rather small 2,400mAh capacity battery and overall it weighs 136 grams with a thickness of 7.5mm. The Elite 1 is a dual-SIM device with 4G LTE support and it currently runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The LEAGOO Elite 1 is available at their authorised stores nationwide starting 25th September and it comes in 3 colours – Mysterious Black, Pure White and Glistering Gold. For the price of RM999, the processor and battery capacity is quite underwhelming. As comparison, the Meizu M2 Note can be yours for less than RM700 and it offers a larger 5.5″ Full HD display and a bigger 3,100mAh capacity battery. On the plus side, the Elite 1 does come with a metal frame, higher resolution cameras and the convenience of a fingerprint scanner. Are those enough to convince you to buy one?
LEAGOO Elite 1 Hands-on Photos