After ten years of lurking in the shadows as far as mobile tech enthusiasts are concerned, Chinese entertainment specialist LeTV (short for Leshi Internet Information & Technology) decided to branch out from the local online video business.
Following in the heels of domestic rival OnePlus, the smartphone rookie reportedly reached the impressive 1 million sales milestone mere months within commercial availability of the Le 1, Le 1 Pro, and LeMax. It’s still unclear how an inexperienced device manufacturer handled marketing, mass-manufacturing and distribution with such velocity and grace, but it should come as no surprise at least two sequels are already in the pipeline.
The Le 1 follow-up, likely dubbed LeTV 1S, was recently detailed, courtesy of a leaked benchmark screenshot, and now it’s time to hear more on the LeMax 2, aka LeTV Max 2. Previously tipped to pack an as-yet unreleased quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, this may nonetheless get a formal announcement in 2015, and go on sale early next year.
But the advanced, super-fast, energy efficient and 100 percent stable SoC doesn’t look like the key selling point here. Instead, the LeMax 2 could actually steal the Samsung Galaxy S7’s thunder by breaking new ground in the memory department.
The reason we’re not so sure of this report’s legitimacy is we expect Samsung to make 6GB RAM smartphones possible with homebrewed technology, and we don’t see why the Korean giant would allow a little known Chinese company to seize the spotlight first. Unless LeTV can secure the record-breaking RAM chips from someone else.
The rest of the speculated features include a more down-to-earth 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and 23MP rear camera, both of which however make the LeTV Max 2 well worth waiting for.