U.S. market-bound LeEco reportedly planning two new smartphones


Chinese firm LeEco's new flagship Le Pro 3 is certainly an eye-opener. The device packs a Snapdragon 821 processor, up to 6 GB of RAM and other high-end niceties for a price way lower than other, similarly spec'd handsets. What makes this company of particular interest compared with the many other China-based brands churning out powerhouse smartphones is that it's coming to America. With Silicon Valley offices in place, new staff and a confirmed launch event for later this month, we could soon see the likes of the Le Pro 3 roll-out to the Stateside audience. Now, a new report suggests that LeEco has two new handsets in the pipeline for November. 

Precise details of the purported phones are scarce for now, but the Weibo-leaked image you see above is said to be one of them. Not much can be gleaned from the angled snap although, like an increasing number of smartphones, the bezels are thin-to-non-existent. We're sure this will please quite a few of our readers. 

So, what about the other device? It may be the strange-looking LeEco Le 2S (LEX652) seen on the right, which was certified by TENAA back in August with a dual camera setup that freaked some of our readers, as well as us. This handset carries a little more weight thanks to previous sightings, including one of a LeEco employing using the device at the Le Pro 3 launch. Note that it's possible that the phone above is also the Le 2S; said TENAA listing did show super-thin bezels.


Though it doesn't quite carry the might of the Le Pro 3, the Le 2S won't be a complete slouch. It's set to pack a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display, MediaTek's deca-core Helio X25 chipset, dual 13-megapixel shooters, an 8-megapixel selfie shooter and 3900 mAh battery. There's also set to be a rear fingerprint sensor and several color options including gold, silver and the depicted pink. 

Could this handset be part of a smartphone launch in the United States following the upcoming event? It's entirely possible, but we're making quite a few assumptions. Notably, there's no telling what LeEco -- a company that makes bicycles, runs streaming services and has interests in self-driving cars -- will even showcase a handset for the U.S. market October 19th. 

If it does have a smartphone up its sleeve, though, the Le 2S gives a potential glimpse of what could be on offer 

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8 Comments

1. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Smiley face camera....

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Typing this from a Le Eco 1s, the phone is good. For the price the build quality is amazing. The call reception is brilliant too. This is the only phone which has network signal inside the lift and can make use of 3G. The display is very good for the price, so is the speaker. Camera does a brilliant job during the day, but at night it's kind of disappointing. Lack of OiS makes it worse. Though I have enabled eis on my own mod, makes things much better. Front camera on the other hand is one of the best I've ever seen. HDR is useless though, it just oversaturates the pic which looks so unnatural and adds a ton of noise in the picture for nothing. For battery life, it has a 3000mah battery but trust me however you use it ; you'll never be able to cross 3 hours of screen on time. The user interface is very different from my Nexus 5. And well in one word it's awful. I enabled softkeys and disabled the hardware keys because they were on the wrong side lol. I only hope they make the battery life better and it comes with a better user interface. Cheers :)

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That's one thing that really sucks from some of these cheap devices. Even if they have high capacity batteries they are either mislabeled smaller batteries, low quality or bad device optimization. So even if you have these huge batteries the SOT can be quite disappointing.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

xiaomi get 4th and 5th place at gsmarena battery test (http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3) it even beat 4000mAh battery inside galaxy A9

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2215; Member since: May 04, 2015

Not true for Xiaomi and Lenovo. The Redmi Note 3 Pro has excellent battery life.

5. Firenze91

Posts: 205; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

OMG this is one ugly creepy looking phone...

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Hope this means they'd muster up something original for once..

8. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

The Le 2 with the snapdragon 652 has great battery life.

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