As expected, LeEco announced the Le 2 and the Le Max 2 in India earlier today. Both phones had previously been launched in China. There’s however a different version of the Le 2 that lands in India.
The Le 2 that’ll sell in India comes with a Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB of ROM. This is different from the China version (hands on with it here) which comes with a Helio X20 SoC. Quite clearly, LeEco are after Xiaomi and their Redmi Note 3 with the Le 2. The Le 2 has been priced 11,999 INR ($180), which in all fairness, is a really nice price to pay for a device like that. Full specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera, 3000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port that doubles up as an earphone jack (i.e., no 3.5mm analog output).
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The other Le phone to see the launch in today’s event was the Le Max 2. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 and up to 6GB RAM, the Le Max 2 will sell for 22,999 INR ($345; 4GB/32GB) and 29,999 INR ($450; 6GB/64GB). Full specs of the Le Max 2 include a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1400p display, 21 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 3100mAh battery. The Le Max 2 too lacks a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Both phones will be available via LeMall and Flipkart. LeEco have been pushing for offline sales in India — which remains to be of utmost importance in the market — and the Le 2 and Le Max 2 are expected to show up on brick-and-mortar stores soon as well, despite there not being an announcement for the same. Interestingly, there’s no sign of the Le 2 Pro in India yet.