Leagoo S9 with Notch Display priced at $150 (hands-on)

Paul, 27 February 2018

If you're hankering after a smartphone with a 'notch' as a key feature and for it to have S9 in its name then Leagoo has you covered. And all for $150.

At the Mobile World Conference this week Leagoo released more details about its upcoming Leagoo S9 smartphone, proudly carrying the slogan 'World's First Android Notch Display Smartphone'.

Leagoo S9 hands-on review

In addition to a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor the 'notch' houses the technology to enable a "Face Access" feature unlocking the phone in under 0.1 seconds.

Leagoo S9 hands-on review

But if you have a look at it compared to the iPhone X, you will notice the notch is not the only thing they've nicked. In further homage to the iPhone X, the S9's user interface also features on-screen controls for returning home and going backward within apps. The dual camera bump on the back has exactly the same layout too.

The Leagoo S9 next to the iPhone X (front and back) The Leagoo S9 next to the iPhone X (front and back)
The Leagoo S9 next to the iPhone X (front and back)

For a $150 you're furnished with a 5.85-inch "HD+" IPS notch display, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras courtesy of Sony, with an as yet unnamed 1.5Ghz 8-core chipset, 4GB RAM and 3300mAH battery.

Leagoo S9 hands-on reviewThat's one stylish smartphone if we've ever seen one

From the looks of it, an iPhone X clone can't get much better than that. The only thing that left us bewildered is the phone's name. Why the Galaxy S9 reference? Was the Leagoo X model name already taken?

We're still waiting for a release date and Leagoo's website also references the S9 Pro but hasn't provided any specs.


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Reader comments

  • tan

realy?? 65mp??

  • GGHH

With 1/4 of the price?? I'd say with 2/10 of the price. :v

Yeah... I really miss your intention. And I'm 23. This is awkward.

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