We don’t know if it’s because the brand remains largely unknown outside of China or if the company simply did a better job than market veterans covering up its tracks, but following LeEco’s vague preview of an April 20 Beijing event and subsequent “grand” US product launch, we heard nothing about exactly what was coming.
Until just now, when all-revealing Tenaa documents surfaced. The telecommunications equipment certification center details a 5.5-inch phone with a cryptic Le X621 model number, which however can only be the sequel to the LeTV Le 1 and LeTV Le 1s.
As such, a price tag equating to no more than $200 is likely in the pipeline, though the specifications unveiled here would typically justify an MSRP of $400+ were LeEco a household name in the Western smartphone industry.
Already, the Le 1s was remarkably high-end for its sub-$200 price point, and this presumed LeEco Le 2 further ups the ante in the processing power department, courtesy of a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 silicon.
The two cameras are also bumped up, from 13 and 5 megapixel sensors to 16 and 8MP, while the 5.5-inch Full HD screen of this bad boy’s predecessor left very little room for improvement. The same goes for the impressive 3GB RAM/32GB ROM combination, as well as the spacious… enough 3,000 mAh battery.
Okay, maybe the Le Eco Le 2 could have upgraded the cell capacity, but then, it wouldn’t have looked quite as chic as it currently does. Tipping the scales at 153 grams, the no doubt budget-friendly beast measures 7.7mm in overall thickness, almost completely ditches display bezels, and accommodates a huge camera lens, fingerprint scanner and top and bottom antenna stripes on its back. Fairly controversial design, but right now, it appears to work.