Being first, there's no feeling like it. No matter what situation, it’s good to be ahead of the rest. LeEco, the Chinese mega-brand determined to make it big in the U.S. this year, knows this, and the latest rumors point to the company announcing a smartphone with a next generation Snapdragon processor inside, before any of the competition.
LeEco is not stranger to being first. At the beginning of the year it was the first to announce a phone with the Snapdragon 820 processor inside,. Known as Letv at the time — it has since rebranded to become LeEco, and that’s “eco” for ecosystem, rather than ecological — the phone was the very impressive Le Max Pro.
Rumored that LeEco’s phone will arrive at the Mobile World Congress this June, with the Snapdragon 823 processor inside. This is unofficial, but what is specked to be a partial successor to the Snapdragon 820, expected to provide more speed and an updated graphics processor. LeEco was quick with the mark of the Snapdragon 820 powered Le Max Pro, yet the phone never actually went on sale at all, being succeeded by the Le Max 2. This meant the competition was ahead with the 820 processor. If the unnamed Snapdragon 823 phone from LeEco is shown early, we may see the same thing happen again.
LeEco’s announcing of phones, that look genuinely exciting, we always lean to hear about the latest tech, but we’d rather the company told us about a release in the U.S.
Instead of another phone with a dubious ‘first’ title attached.