First in everything: new LeEco phone with Snapdragon 823 appears on AnTuTu

For the past few days, we've been hearing various reports about which upcoming smartphone will be the world's first Snapdragon 821-equipped handset. Some said the rumored Xiaomi Mi5s, others said the expected Oppo Find 9. However, we did kind of forget about the upcoming LeEco Le Max 2 Pro (supposed name), which should be announced on the 29th of June, according to rumors.

So, quick recap – LeEco is a company, formerly known as LeTV, which is pretty huge in China, offering a wide variety of products in different consumer electronics markets, smartphones being one of them. The company has been planning a splash on the Western markets for a while now, but for the time being it is still mostly selling in Asia.

LeEco was the first company to announce a smartphone with the Snapdragon 820 SoC (announce, not launch), and it had the first batch of commercially-available smartphones in 2016 to not have a 3,5 mm audio jack — the Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and Le Max 2 handsets. Out of the trio, the Max 2 has the most powerful hardware, with the Snapdragon 820 humming under its hood and a generous slab of 6 GB of RAM.

We've been hearing rumors about a LeEco Max 2 Pro that would feature the whopping 8 GB of RAM, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821. However, a new AnTuTu benchmark listing shows us that we may very well see another LeEco smartphone announced alongside the 8GB RAM monster.

So, in this listing, we see a device with "just" 4 GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm MSM8996pro chipset. The latter is the supposed codename for a rumored Snapdragon 823, not the Snapdragon 821. However, we also see that the device has a resolution of 1080 x 1920. This means that it is not a member of the LeEco Max line, because this family of devices traditionally has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (QHD), and, of course, it would make no sense to downgrade to 4 GB of RAM when the Max 2 already has six.

So, it's most probably another variant or a more powerful version of the Le 2 Pro. Could LeEco really announce two high-octane devices at once, and could they be a part of the "big splash" it plans to make in the US this fall?

source: Weibo via Priceraja



1. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

So SD823 is really happening?

2. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

if these Chinese companies would just use stock like software ... there are no boundaries to what they can achieve ...

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

stock is fast, stable, quick to get update.. but... normal people (most of smartphone user.. who dont even care about spec) didnt like stock since it looks boring, empty, and useless.. and they prefer customized UI since it looks more beauty, have tons of extra function (we call it bloatware, lol), and it looks more sophisticated (lol..) that why some manufacturer like to do some heavy customization, because they have huge market for that, compared to small market for nexuses (for developers and tech-conscious guy who want stock)

4. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yea but stock software is 3-5 times better than any of the trash Chinese companies are throwing into their phones , they are offering top phones with low prices .. the only problem is the trashy software

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nah, I would argue miui is also pretty good, maybe the best of all the Chinese UI(s). Stock is nice, but I actually like cynogenmod way better than stock, just because of the extra functionalities, even though it looks almost the same as stock.

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

CyanogenMod is stock with some extra features , the thing is when you look at Chinese skins they feel like and abomination , just plain and ugly and ios like

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yay!! Another Chinese iPhone.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2929; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It has become a daily routine of trollers to call every chinese phone an iPhone clone, plz, don't be one of them. By the way, how does le max 2 pro resemble the iPhone??

10. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because Apple. 'nuff said.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

A phone could look like dog poop and isheep would say they copied apple. LOL

9. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014


14. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

That doesn't look like an iPhone.

11. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

8GB and still have RAM problems vs iPhone's 2GB

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Better take inspiration from Oneplus if they want to succeed. NOTHING I have seen from LeEco are built with good quality in mind from what I have seen (TVs and phones mostly) so far. They do have a decent TV streaming service here in Hong Kong though... I give them that.

15. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Another Chinese junk that comes only damage the market and copy other models is pure garbage.

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