Rumor: LeEco To Release World's First SD823-Powered Handset

LeEco has introduced three new devices back in April, the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2. These three handsets are direct successors to LeEco’s first three devices which were announced back in April last year. That being said, the 6GB RAM Le Max 2 is now finally available for pre-order globally, as LeEco announced quite recently. You can purchase this phablet either via (for Chinese consumers) or LeTVMart (for international buyers). Anyhow, it seems like LeEco is planning to release yet another high-end smartphone, at least judging by the latest rumor, read on.

The Le Max 2 phablet is fueled by the Snapdragon 820, and is the company’s current flagship offering, but it seems like the Snapdragon 823-powered handset might be on the way. This rumor is quite interesting considering the fact that the Snapdragon 823 hasn’t even been confirmed by Qualcomm just yet. Anyhow, according to the source, the LeEco is planning to release such a smartphone during the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai which will start at the end of June, it starts on June 29th, and will run until July 1st. If this info is true, that means that Qualcomm intends to launch the Snapdragon 823 before this, or will perhaps introduce it in collaboration with LeEco, which is quite possible considering LeEco’s Le Max Pro handset was the first Snapdragon 820-powered device around (at least as far as announcements go). We still don’t know anything about this allegedly upcoming LeEco device aside from the fact that it will sport the Snapdragon 823 SoC.

So, what is different in the Snapdragon 823 compared to the regular Snapdragon 820 processor? Well, if rumors are to be believed, the Snapdragon 823 will come with slightly upgraded specifications. This chip will have a higher clock speed, and its Adreno 530 GPU will also be a bit more powerful than the one included in the Snapdragon 820. This processor is also expected to ship with the X12 LTE baseband and Cat. 12 / 13 support, while it is possible it will support for 8GB of DDR4 RAM memory, and camera sensors of up to 25-megapixels. That is more or less it for now, all that we can do at this point is wait and see what happens, stay tuned.

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