LeEco is making its presence felt in a strong way by making series of important announcements in China and India. The Chinese internet conglomerate has sent out media invites for an event on June 8, where it is expected to launch the next wave of Le Superphones. The invite does not give away any details about the event, but the timing of the event makes it an ideal platform to unveil the recently launched Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 smartphones in India.
LeEco had originally launched the three smartphones in China in April as successors to the Le 1s and le Max smartphones. The Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max are the first smartphones to forgo the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of a USB Type-C port, which the company claims to deliver lossless audio with CDLA digital noise cancelling standard.
The Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 were well received by the Chinese consumers as LeEco sold one million units in just two hours. The Le Max 2, successor to the faintly popular Le Max, was sold out in just 57 seconds. All three handsets follow the company's signature design, but bring notable upgrades that are likely to help LeEco get an edge over its rivals.
In terms of specifications, Le Max 2 is the high-end device while Le 2 and Le 2 Pro are budget smartphones. The Le Max 2 features a 5.7-inch QHD display with 2560x1440 pixels and 551ppi, size of which is shrunk from the 6.33-inch Le Max 2 with the same resolution. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB/ 6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow based eUI 5.5.
The Le Max 2 has a full metal body with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner technology, which the company claims can detect the user's touch even in the presence of moisture. The handset sports a 21MP Sony IMX230 sensor with OIS, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture on the rear and an 8MP snapper on the front, which is pretty much the same as in the Le Max. The handset has a 3,100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and it also supports dual SIM with 4G LTE band.
As for the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro, both smartphones have the same 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 3,000mAh battery and run on deca-core tri-cluster MediaTek processor. The Le 2 Pro is powered by X20 processor and the Le 2 Pro runs on faster X25 processor. The Le 2 Pro and Le 2 come with 32GB built-in storage while the Pro has 4GB RAM and the Le 2 packs 3GB RAM.
In terms of camera, the Le 2 Pro has a 21MP Sony IMX230 sensor on the back and the Le 2 has a 16MP snapper. Both cameras have PDAF, and an 8MP snapper is common in both devices. There's a 3,000mAh battery in both phones and they run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based eUI 5.5.
While the specifications of the handsets are out in the open, the pricing in India still remains a mystery. If we go by the conversion rates, the Le Max 2 32GB, which sells for ¥2,100 in China would cost around Rs. 21,490, while the 64GB variant, which is priced at ¥2,500, would sell for around Rs. 25,000.
The budget smartphones Le 2 and Le 2 Pro could be priced around Rs. 11,000 and Rs. 15,000, respectively.