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.
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