LeEco US Product Line Leaks Ahead Of Official October Unveiling: Le Max2, Le S3 Superphone And Android TVs


LeEco, vaunted as the "Google of China," shelled out $2 billion to purchase Vizio back in July, implying the Chinese tech company's official entry into the U.S. market.

It's gearing up for an Oct. 19 launch event, where it's expected to unveil its own line of smartphones and a video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix, bolstering the idea of an official U.S. entry.

However, ahead of its debut, LeEco seems to have accidentally published the official listings of the new devices on its own website, replete with full specifications and pricing. The listings have now been removed from the site.

The leaked listings, if proven to be accurate, which is most probably the outcome considering the nature of "leaks," reveal six new devices, four of which are TVs and the remaining two are smartphones.

Both smartphones are LeEco's mid-range Android offerings. The Le Max2 was previously announced in April this year, featuring a 5.7-inch quad HD display at 515 ppi, a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera that can record 4K video at 30 fps and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes in 32/64 GB of internal storage with 4 GB of RAM or 64/128 GB of internal storage that comes with 6 GB of RAM. The website says the Le Max2 will cost $289 after a discount of $60.

The Le S3, on the other hand, will retail for a discounted $169 per the site's listing. However, according to Android Police, this price tag may simply be a placeholder, since the standard price is listed as $299 with a $60 discount. Slashing $60 off the MSRP gives a total of $239, so it's unclear how the $169 price fits in the narrative.

The Le S3, as per the listing, appears to be a renamed LeEco Le 2. If the listing proves true, then the Le S3 will have a 5.5-inch full HD display at 401 ppi, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera that can also record 4K video at 30 fps, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM.

Three of LeEco TVs are prefixed by "Super4," and all four models have 4K resolution running on Android TV, according to the listings. The four TVs are named Super4 X43 Pro, Super4 X55, Super4 X65 and uMax85. The Super4 X55 appears to be the only listing with an accurate pricing at $799, while the remaining models were labeled with a pricing placeholder. Oddly enough, LeEco is marketing its new line of TVs under its own namesake and not under the Vizio brand, which it now owns.

The listings are potentially close to what we can expect the company is set to unveil on its Oct. 19 launch event in San Francisco. Should the unveiling reveal any significant changes from the accidental leak, expect due coverage.

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