LeEco launches new smartphones to take on iPhone 6 plus

LeEco Le Max 2
LeEco launched three smartphones in China on Wednesday — throwing a direct challenge to the Apple iPhone 6 plus.

LeEco group founder and chairman Jia Yueting unraveled the Le Max2 for Chinese smartphone users along with two more superphones – Le 2 and Le 2 Pro.

“We want to break barriers between humans and devices. Our products are manufactured in focus with ecosystem-driven innovation. We are in an eco-technology era. People may not initially believe us but once used, Max2 will prove why it is better than Apple Iphone 6 plus,” said Jia at the event.

Weighing 153 grams, 8.5 mm in width and 151 mm long, the Max2 comes with USB Type-C audio port feature CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) technology to offer high-quality audio that makes it stand apart from rest of the smartphones, the founder claimed.

With three different desktops for the mobile screen, the Le Max 2 comes with live streaming of three channels at a time, which the founder added, will be upped to nine very soon.

“Cloud video is our priority. We had spent a year working on live broadcasts. Even Facebook broadcast our event live,” Jia added.

Available with 6GB internal memory and 64GB extendable memory, Le Max 2 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display along with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor.

Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS wrapped under LeEco’s customized EUI 5.5, the superphone comes equipped with a 3,100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 feature and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, VoLTE and GPS among others.

The founder also claimed that the touch speed of Le Max 2 is 20 times faster than the iPhone 6 plus.

Flaunting its 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, the LeEco Le 2 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 tri-cluster deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The CDLA featre is available in Le 2 and Le 2 Pro as well.

The phone is equipped with a 16 MP f/2 rear camera with PDAF and LED flash and an 8 MP camera up front.

With a very similar appearance, LeEco Le 2 Pro is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X25 deca-core chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. With a 21 MP rear camera and 8 MPfront camera, connectivity options and the battery capacity are similar as Le 2.

All three “superphones” have a metal unibody design, thin bezels on the front and a fingerprint scanner for extra security.

The devices will be available in the Chinese market from April 26, with the Le 2 priced at 1099 RMB ($170), L2 Pro at 1499 RMB and Le Max 2 at 2099 RMB.

Somrita Ghosh / IANS