While we are still debating whether 6GB of RAM in smartphones is a marketing gimmick or a necessity, LeEco seems to be in a hurry to end the debate by, wait for it, launching a smartphone with 8GB of RAM. Earlier this year, the company launched the Le Max2 with 6GB of RAM along with the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro. However, if these new leaked photos are to be believed, LeEco could be preparing to launch the Le 2s with 8GB of RAM. Why? If we were to hazard a guess, because 8GB of RAM sounds better in marketing copies. Also Read - Struggling LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratioAlso Read - LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio: Report
The alleged leaked photos of the Le 2s show off the metal unibody design, and front panel with 2.5D glass display with slim bezels. On the hardware front, the Le 2s is rumored to feature 5.5-inch display, which could be running at QHD resolution to make it top of the line product. It is likely to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 821 processor paired with a whopping 8GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Also Read - Gionee India operations may be affected amidst financial woes
How LeEco can optimize its custom software to efficiently use that extra amount of RAM is something that remains to be seen. Similar to the Le 2-series, the Le 2s is also expected drop support for 3.5mm audio port, and come with USB Type-C port with CDLA technology instead. While other details about the smartphone are scarce at the moment, it is likely to be unveiled in China sometime between September 7-9.
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In comparison, the Le 2 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display. It is powered by MediaTek s Helio X20 deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. With 32GB onboard storage, the smartphone does not come with expandable storage option.
In the photography department, the Le 2 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.0 with LED flash, PDAF and 4K video recording capabilities. For selfies and video calling, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Armed with a 3,000mAh battery and support for fast charging, connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, 4G LTE and VoLTE.
On the software front, it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with a layer of EUI on top. In India, LeEco has also bundled its membership program worth Rs 490 per month (or Rs 4,900 per year) for one year where users get unlimited access to live TV, music streaming and more.