MediaTek held a press conference in China yesterday. During the event, the company announced that their Helio X20 SoC will start shipping on devices next month, while they’ve also introduced the Helio X25 processor, which is essentially a higher-end variant of the Helio X20. Meizu’s executives were present at the event, and they’ve announced that the Helio X25 will fuel their upcoming Meizu PRO 6 flagship phablet. That’s not all though, the Helio X25 will be exclusive to Meizu initially, we still don’t know for how long, but it seems like nobody will be able to use this chip at least a couple of months.
Well, Meizu was not the only company which confirmed that they’ll use MediaTek’s chips yesterday, LeEco’s execs have said that the upcoming LeEco Le 2 which has been leaking like crazy recently, will ship with MediaTek’s Helio X20 processor on the inside. The LeEco Le 2 is the company’s second-gen ‘Le’ device, and it will probably launch alongside the Le Pro 2 and Le Max 2. These three handsets are expected to see the light of day next month, as are many other Helio X20-powered handsets. Zopo is yet another great example, the company has showcased their Speed 8 flagship during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last month, and have announced that first units will start shipping in April.
Now, as far as LeEco’s Le 2 handset is concerned, we’ve seen some listings of the Snapdragon-powered Le 2 as well, so it seems like the company is preparing to launch two variants of this smartphone. Does this mean Le 2 will be available in Europe and the US as well? That is quite probable, at least as far as the US is concerned. LeEco is already selling their accessories in the US, and the company has announced such expansion for this year, so it’s realistic to expect that the Le 2 will be available in the US, and it will almost certainly ship with the Snapdragon 820 over there. Now, as far as specs go, this handset will probably ship with a QHD (2560 x 1440) display, and 4GB of RAM on the inside. You can also expect it to be made out of metal.