New images surface of the LeEco Le 2S, reportedly carrying 8GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 821 chipset

New images surface of the LeEco Le 2S, reportedly carrying 8GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 821 chipset
A pair of images said to be photos of the LeEco Le 2S were discovered on Weibo today. What makes this such an interesting handset is the speculation that this phone will be the first to carry 8GB of RAM. This unit could be a multi-tasking boss as long as this feature hasn't be throttled to save on battery life. Additionally, speculation has the Snapdragon 821 chipset under the hood. This means that the phone will have a quad-core CPU running as much as 10% faster than the  Snapdragon 820. The Adreno 530 GPU will crunch graphics. The LeEco Le 2S will feature 64GB of internal storage.

The first smartphone to carry 6GB of RAM was the vivo Xplay 5, which was introduced this past March. Most high-end Android handsets come with 4GB of RAM, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, a special version of the phablet to be sold in China only will include 6GB of the sweet stuff.

LeEco has said that it will be coming to the U.S. this fall, planning to make a "big splash" in the country. You can check out a couple of pictures of the LeEco Le 2S by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: @Phone (via Weibo)

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59 Comments

1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

all the respect to companies that are still pushing the boundaries of specs to give people some hardware worth paying for

8. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

What will this do for you? Elaborate!

10. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

its more power , the more the better , when i put my money on a piece of tech i want it to be the latest and greatest and built of the best parts available .. simple , im buying a 800$ phone ? i want it to pack the best hardware possible no matter how ridiculous it is

49. rsiders

Posts: 1990; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Would you buy a Lamborghini just to drive around town and never do more than 70mph? At this point it's just numbers. Pointless numbers unless you get around the low end. Then it matters.

53. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

no but i wont buy a subaru with the price of a Lambo when i can just buy a Lambo

52. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Except when the 8gb makes no difference from a 4gb in performance.

54. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

cool but if they want to include specs from 6 months ago then make them reduce the price first , they want premium prices , then they need to use max specs

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well if you enjoy playing demanding games on your phone, you want a QHD screen, and you record in 4K then the extra power is greatly appreciated. Also what AgentZero said, if you pay a lot of money for something, you generally want the best, even if you technically don't need it to satisfy your smartphone needs.

50. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 927; Member since: May 07, 2014

Also, it will stay relevant even after two or three years. The low specd phones will get outdated very soon considering how graphics intense the games are becoming.

51. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yet another valid reason +1.

55. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yep thats another reason

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Assuming they dont screw up the firmware More RAM should lead to more apps staying in memory Which means less apps having to relaunch, which saves some battery Plus RAM is cheap at the moment So its at no cost/compromise

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You coider 8GB of RAm pushing the boundary, for a device that has no advanced features? I don't need RAM just thrown at multi-tasking applications. The idea of adding RAM is so that a phone can handle multiple different type of tasks. Android already has decent memory management for handling applications. Its when you add features where it can get messy. As with Samsung, their features are provide by the skin becaus ethose features in the past and even some present ones are not natively supported by Android. 8GB of RAm us useless and is just a battery drain on an OS that si not optimized for it. Look what happened with the 6GB of RAM. What good is more RAM on a phone with no features.

17. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

when i said pushing boundaries i followed up with the word "specs" i dont care what specs they have i just respect that Chinese companies and pushing specs forward while other companies are making us pay premium prices to H1 2016 specs

18. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

and why not have both the advanced hardware and software features ? whats wrong with wanting that ?

20. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Absolutely nothing wrong with that, for prices we pay we should expect more. Ignore Techie, basically if Samsung don't have something it's useless in his mind, he's as bad as the iPhone fans. Yes, the Note 7 in China has 6GB RAM but the international version will be 4GB so he's a little butt hurt.

22. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yes thats my point ! flagships these days cost as much as midrange laptops and sometimes more , if oneplus managed to give us 6GB of ram in a 400-450 $ package then companies like samsung and LG and HTC should give us at least the same hardware level for the prices they are asking , the rumor says that the V20 will have 2 screens quad 32bit dac build and 4000 MAH battery , if its offering the same specs that the note 7 are offering i think it will be a better buy

24. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

In some areas it's not always desirably to have better specs, which sounds strange but it's about the whole package and how it comes together. However that doesn't mean manufacturers should stop pushing what's possible and expected, the more devices that get released with 6GB+ memory the sooner developers will start taking advantage. It doesn't happen overnight and sadly Samsung are not helping. Also 64GB should have been the minimum this year, it was very disappointing to see flagship after flagship follow suit with 32GB internal.

25. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yea looking at apple and htc for the crappy 32 Gb storage , its 2016 64 gb should be a standard , and thats my point , even if a phone cant utilize 6 or 8 GB of ram 100% people buy phones for 1-3 years , with updates and more features more ram will be in demand and that goes to other specs too

46. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

LOL. Apple iPhone instantly pops up in my mind. Apple should learn from this. Asian phones: consumer gets more for lesser price. US phone: consumers pay more for less. *copied features included.

2. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

note 7 should learn this. ;)

9. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

What will this do for you? Explain!

42. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

More memory, instant app switching. You can try it out yourself. Just launch chrome with 10 pages, launch Google Doc, Sheet, Slides, two games. Android does not support virtual memory so if you have sufficient memory, you game will continue exactly where you left it. You will not need to redo the level.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It shouild learn what? You want 8GB of RAm on a phone above that has no extended features? How aboit we don't add RAM unless its actually useful and needed. Android handles up to 4GB of RAm well. With mor eit sucks. The One+3 still hasnt fixed its mamory management issue and never will. Top bad for allt he suckers. The issue with the RAm is because Android hasn't been designed to handled that much. Maybe by the time Android 7 comes, that will eb fixed.

21. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Memory management is fine on the OnePlus 3, it was fixed two updates ago. I guess I shouldn't be that surprised you would just lie to people here.

30. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

x64 os and processor are designed to handle those types of hardware.

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think it's an Android issue it's more an OEM design flaw. Besides as an end user paying top dollar I would expect them to fix their s**t or I look towards better alternative. It's true that having more features is great, I was hoping for a phone that could use both front and back camera for 360 video. Wouldn't that be great!!

57. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

No matter how much free RAM you have, apps will still get kicked out. That’s just how memory management works. There are still advantages to going big on RAM, like a further increase in heap size will help in powering bitmap assets on higher resolution displays, allowing us to go beyond QHD resolutions on our devices. An increased heap size as a trend across the market will lead to apps that can do aspire to do more. Unless RAM is locked off as untouchable, there will always be some or the other use for it. But considering that screens seemingly hover between 1080p and 1440p on flagships, we might see 4GB as a reasonable standard for another year or two.

59. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Could you linked some documents on app get kick out when there still plenty of RAM. I completed an Android programming diploma and there no mention of the claim that app get close even when there is plenty of RAM. Remember Android does not support virtual memory like Windows which could do a hard page fault.

3. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Why not give us a review of that Vivo xplay 5 elite.

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