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LeEco Announces April 20 Event; US Launch Later This Year

March 24, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

LeEco (formerly known as Letv) isn’t exactly a new company, but they’re new to the smartphone manufacturing world. This company has introduced three smartphones in April last year, and five to this day. Despite the fact they haven’t been a smartphone manufacturer for long, LeEco has managed to sell quite a few smartphones last year, over 4 million, according to the company. Well, we’ve been seeing quite a few LeEco smartphone rumors and leaks recently, the company’s Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 devices have popped up more than once. Considering the fact it has been almost a year since their predecessors were announced, we did expect LeEco to push out these phones next month, and the company just announced a press event in China, read on.

LeEco has started sending invites for their event in China which will be held on April 20th in Beijing. Now, LeEco did not reveal what is going to be announced at the event, though they did mention that new ‘products’ and ‘ecosystem’ are coming. It’s safe to assume that they’ll launch new smartphones, and probably some additional hardware. Chances are we’ll get a new version of their Android skin as well, and perhaps they plan to mention the US launch as well. In their invite, LeEco once again said that they plan to start selling their smartphones in the US later this year, though specific dates were not mentioned. Now, as far as other announcements go, LeEco is a very ambitious company, so ambitious, that they actually partnered up with Aston Martin not long ago. So, nothing’s off the table, it is possible we’ll see new smartphones, LeEco’s first smartwatch, various smart gadgets… who knows, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Now, as far as LeEco’s smartphones go, you can expect them to introduce the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 handsets. This is not confirmed just yet, but it makes sense, and the timing is perfect. We’ve seen all of these devices leak recently, and judging by the leaked info, the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro will be fueled by the Helio X20 64-bit deca-core SoC by MediaTek, and will pack 3GB and 4GB of RAM, respectively. The company has already confirmed that the Le 2 will pack in MediaTek’s Helio X20 chip, so we can confirm that much. As far as Le Max 2 is concerned, we do expect it to ship with the Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM on the inside, while a QHD display will also be a part of the package. On top of all that, Qualcomm’s Sense ID (Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner) was also mentioned recently, so that could be included as well.