LeEco (formerly Letv) is quite a popular company in China, and they're pushing their products in a number of other markets. This company had released their first smartphone (well, three of them) back in April 2015, and since then they've managed to make a name for themselves in the smartphones world. This company had introduced the all-new 6GB variant of the Le Max recently (the one with 128GB of native storage), and we've all been waiting to hear more about LeEco's U.S. plans. Well, according to an internal memo, LeEco will open up shop in the U.S. soon enough, read on.
The company's owner, Jia Yueting, told its employees that the company is preparing to launch their products in the U.S. soon, he basically mentioned that the launch will occur in the next three months. Unfortunately, the company's owner did not share any more info regarding the launch, but at least we do have a time frame for it now. LeEco is expected to introduce a number of its latest smartphone in the U.S., including the LeEco Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 devices which were introduced back in April.
LeEco might be relatively new to the smartphone market, but the company is far from being newly founded. They've been around for quite some time now and have been involved in various projects, but their online video streaming services have been the cornerstone of this company. LeEco is, much like Xiaomi, involved in a number of side projects though, the company had partnered up with Aston Martin a while back in order to release a smart car, and they've also announced a number of other smart gadgets in a form of smart TVs, streaming boxes, etc. In addition to all this, LeEco has also partnered up with Faraday Future, which is a U.S.-based electric-car startup, and it seems like LeEco is quite serious about making futuristic cars.
Moving forward, LeEco is looking to expand even more. Mr. Yueting mentioned in his memo that they intend to set up a research lab in their U.S.-based headquarters in order to explore additional technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. That is more or less it, stay tuned for more info.