LeEco (formerly Letv) is definitely one of the most interesting smartphone manufacturers out there. This China-based company has entered the smartphone business back in April last year, and has introduced five smartphones to this day. The company has also introduced some other devices, like smart TVs, for example. That being said, the company has introduced the LeEco Le, Le Pro and Le Max devices back in April 2015, and they’ve just announced successors to those three smartphones at an event in China today, read on.
The company has introduced the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 devices. The LeEco Le 2 is the most affordable one of the three, but this phone still packs a lot of punch, and is a mid to high-end smartphone. The Le 2 Pro is the company’s all-new flagship smartphone, and the Le Max 2 is their new flagship phablet. The LeEco Le 2 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This smartphone is fueled by MediaTek’s Helio X20 64-bit deca-core processor running at 2.3GHz, and packs in a 3,000mAh non-removable battery on the inside. The 16-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of the LeEco Le 2, and an 8-megapixel snapper can be found up front. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on this smartphone, along with the LeEco’s EUI user interface.
The Le 2 Pro, on the other hand, sports a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) panel, but unlike the Le 2, this phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. MediaTek’s Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor fuels this phone, and is clocked at 2.5GHz. This phone sports a 21-megapixel main shooter (Sony’s IMX230 sensor), while you’ll find an 8-megapixel snapper up front. The software version is identical as on the Le 2. And last, but not least, the Le Max 2 phablet. This is a true beast of a device based on its specifications, the Le Max 2 sports a 5.7-inch QHD panel, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device is fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor running at 2.15GHz, and an Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. The Le Max 2 features the same camera sensors as the Le 2 Pro, and also the same software version, but unlike the Le 2 Pro, it comes with a 3,100mAh battery.
All three of these phones offer 4G LTE connectivity, of course, and sport the Type-C USB port on the bottom. They also features fingerprint scanners (Le Max 2 comes with Qualcomm's Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner), and fast charging. Interestingly enough, none of them offer the 3.5mm headphone jack, you’ll need a special Type-C audio connector in order to hook up your headphones to this device, unless they’re cordless, of course. Availability details have not been announced just yet, stay tuned.
UPDATE: LeEco Le 2 is priced at 1,099 Yuan ($170), Le 2 Pro costs 1,499 Yuan ($232) and the two variants of Le Max 2 (4GB and 6GB RAM) will cost you 2,099 Yuan ($324) and 2,499 Yuan ($386), respectively.