Leagoo, a lesser known Chinese smartphone maker, just announced a new smartphone: the Leagoo S10. The company tries to differentiate from other mid-range Chinese smartphones released this year by having an in-display fingerprint reader. This is something that is usually found in high-end devices, so when we saw the price tag of just $270, it caught our eye. Having the optical fingerprint reader also means that the Leagoo S10 also comes with an AMOLED screen.
But is the phone any good? Judging by the specs, this is a typical mid-range phone for the end of 2018. It comes with the Helio P60 chipset, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Definitely good specs for this price range. The Helio P60 is a potent CPU that should satisfy most users. It also comes with AI capabilities built-in, so automatic image processing for the camera as well as other AI tasks should be a lot faster and should consume less battery. Speaking of the camera, Leagoo S10 comes with a dual camera set up on the back consisting of a 20MP main sensor and a 5MP secondary one. The selfie camera looks decent as well, having a 13MP sensor.
The screen, as mentioned, has an AMOLED panel with FullHD+ resolution (1080*2248) that Leagoo claims has an 85% NTSC color gamut. AMOLED screens should offer more vivid colors and less battery consumption compared to LCD panels. The screen also has a cut-out (aka notch) at the top. Underneath the screen, we have an optical fingerprint scanner. These type of scanners are usually slower than traditional ones and considering this is a mid-range device, it will be interesting to see the unlock speed that Leagoo managed to pull from it. Other interesting features include a 40.50 battery with quick-charge support and wireless charging that also supports fast charge. The OS is Android 8.1 and so far we don’t know if Android Pie will be available. Still, not bad for a $270 device.
Leagoo S10 is available for pre-order, with shipping starting in January. First 50 customers will also receive an additional gift consisting of a wireless charger, case, and earphones. Those interested can place an order by following this link: Order Leagoo S10.