‘LeEco’ may not be the first brand name that comes to mind, when trying to recall the names of Chinese smartphone companies with devices in Nigeria and diaspora. The company has been an underdog for a while now, formerly known as LeTv, LeEco has been experiencing an upward trend in terms of their popularity and market share, this is owed to nothing but the companies ever improving releases that serve up quality at a very affordable rate. LeEco has just released three new devices, Le 2, Le Max 2, Le 2Pro, under the Le series.
All three devices in this series are flagships in their of own rights. However, some are more premium than the other with the Le 2 at bottom on the log. That said let us look at the the specs of these devices, shall we?
Lets start with the lightweight here, the Le 2. The Le 2 sports a unibody metal design that gives the device an appealing look; you won’t have any reservations flaunting the device. On the front of the Le 2, you will find a 5.5-inch full HD screen. Under the devices shell, there is a 3GB RAM matched with 32GB internal memory. The Le 2 comes with a proven MediaTek Helio X20 processor. For pictures and videos, Le 2 sports an 18MP camera equipped with LED flash on its back and a 8MP camera on the front. Most notable, addition to the Le 2 and the Le series in general is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jacket for the USB type-C connector. Powering the device is a 3,000mAh battery, which should be sufficient for a full days use after running various task.
The Le 2Pro takes things up the notch, as the device boosts of better specs that the Le 2. Le 2Pro retains the screen size and resolution of the Le 2. Bother devices also share similarity in battery size and front camera pixel resolution, as the Le 2Pro is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and a 8MP front camera. That’s about where the similarity ends, in that the Le 2Pro sports MediaTek Helio x25 processor; making the worlds first smartphone to house the new processor from MediaTek. Le 2Pro packs a 21MP Sony IMX230 sensor and runs on 4GB RAM and a familiar 32GB ROM.
The Le Max2 takes the specs quality a notch higher than we have already seen in the Le 2 and Le 2Pro. Le Max2 sports a 5.7-inch QuadHD screen, a Qualcomm SnapDragon 820 processor, 6GB RAM/64GB internal memory or 4GB RAM/32GB internal memory; depending on the variant. You will be pleased to know that the Le Max2 is the first device to feature Qualcomm’s SenseID ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The Le Max2 sports same camera specs with the Le 2Pro but with a Optical stabilization for the back camera. Le Max2 is also powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
These devices have a similar design, but different sizes, weight and price also. The Le 2 price is 1099 RMB (approx. 57,000; based on current exchange rate), the Le 2Pro goes for 1499 RMB (over 60,000 considering current exchange rate) and the Le Max2 price is 2099 RMB (over 90,000) for the 4 GB/32 GB version and 2499 RMB (over 100,000) for the 6 GB/64 GB version. The company will begin accepting orders in China starting today. For now, it is undisclosed if the the devices will be sold here in Nigeria and Africa at large. Rest assured we will be bringing you news on it, if they do decide to sell in Nigeria. You can also jump the gun, and order from one of these Chinese e-commerce sites but that’s if you are an experienced buyer.
What do you think about the Le series of devices? Do think they will give the big guys, Galaxy S7, LG G5, and co, a good chase in the market or better still out sell them? Share your thoughts in the comment box.