LeEco is about to kick off its 2Future launch event in New Delhi on Wednesday, where it is expected to make a series of announcements. Rumours have it that the Chinese Internet conglomerate will announce its e-commerce platform, its offline presence and new smartphones at the event. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. IST and those who could not attend the event in New Delhi can live stream it from the comforts of their homes/offices.
LeEco's 2Future event is being live streamed on the company's official LeMall website and on its official YouTube channel. Currently, LeEco is showing off its product launches and achievements around the world, which also drops hints at what to expect from the company at the event.
LeEco announced on Tuesday that it has entered into the offline segment of sales in India with its highly popular Le 1s. LeEco's offline journey started in New Delhi and Mumbai, but it plans to reach 70 percent mobile retail stores across India by the end of September 2016.
"We have fast-tracked our growth trajectory in India and our entry into the physical retail space affirms it," Atul Jain, LeEco India COO, said in a statement. "Since our India launch, we're thrilled to have seen an incredible response from users and this landmark announcement is a step ahead in making our Superphones more accessible to our users. In the near future, also plan to have our own wholly owned retail stores across the country."
At the 2Future event, LeEco is widely expected to announce the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 smartphones, which were launched in China last month. The three smartphones continue to offer the company's premium design and specifications. The biggest change in the new phones is the missing 3.5mm headphone jack, which has been replaced with a USB Type-C port, which according to the company delivers high-quality lossless audio.
LeEco is also expected to unveil its new virtual reality headsets and make some new announcements related to its content membership programme. With the company's offline debut, a lot more talk can be expected on those lines, especially LeEco's single brand retail stores in India.
Key features of LeEco Le 2, 2 Pro and Max 2:
|Models||LeEco Le 2||LeEco Le 2 Pro||LeEco Le Max 2|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
||5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) screen
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EUI 5.8||Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EUI 5.8||Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based EUI 5.8|
|Processor||64-bit class 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core CPU||64-bit class MediaTek Helio X25 deca-core CPU||64-bit class 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Mali-T880 MP4||Mali-T880 MP4||Adreno 530|
|RAM||3GB LPDDR3||3GB LPDDR3||LPDDR4 series 4GB/6GB|
|Storage||32GB (eMMC5.1)||32GB (eMMC5.1)||32GB/64GB â€“ USF v2.0 (eMMC5.1)|
||Main: 21MP camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 6-Physocal lens, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), f/2.0 apertureFront: 8MP camera with 76.5-degree wide-angle lens, 1.4Î¼m pixel size, f/2.2 aperture||Main: 21MP camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-tone LED flash, 6-Physocal lens, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), f/2.0 apertureFront: 8MP camera with 76.5-degree wide-angle lens, 1.4Î¼m pixel size, f/2.2 aperture|
|Battery||3,000mAh battery with LeEco fast charging technology||3,000mAh battery with LeEco fast charging technology||3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge v3.0 technology|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots (nano+nano), CDLA loss-less audio, Dolby Atmos, infrared sensor, Type C USB port, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz),||Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots (nano+nano), CDLA loss-less audio, Dolby Atmos, infrared sensor, Type C USB port, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz),||Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots (nano+nano), CDLA loss-less audio, Dolby Atmos, infrared sensor, Type C USB port, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz) with MIMO|
|Dimensions||151.1 Ã— 74.2 Ã— 7.5 mm||151.1 Ã— 74.2 Ã— 7.5 mm||156.8 Ã— 77.6 Ã— 7.99 mm|
|Weight||153 g||153 g||185 g|
|Price [in China]||Â¥1,100 ($170/â‚¬150/Rs. 11,200).||Â¥1,500 ($230/â‚¬205/Rs. 15,350)||