LeEco has been riddled with multitudes of debts ever since the middle of last year. Its ex-CEO cum founder Jia Yueting has, in fact, been staying away from his homeland to avoid the responsibility of the debts owed by his conglomerate. A recent report revealed that LeEco’s sister concern Leshi Internet owes a total 9.29 billion RMB out of which it needs to repay at least 5.62 billion RMB by the end of this year. Even such remarkable debts don’t seem to deter LeEco’s ambitious plan to crack the smartphone market.
A render coming from China reveal that the Chinese conglomerate is working on a new smartphone, that will supposedly compete in the upper mid-range segment. It’s believed that the alleged smartphone will be announced as the LeEco Le X. That said, it isn’t hard to find out the inspiration behind the name of the alleged phone.
The renders clearly show a smartphone with a high screen to body ration. It’s due to the presence of a Galaxy S8 like large 18:9 full-screen display. Interestingly, the LeEco Le X also seems to sport a curved display like the flagships from Samsung. Just in case, the smartphone makes it to the mass market; we can expect LeEco to debut some edge-centric software additions to its UI.
The curved design is carried forward to the rear too, as the Le X appears to feature a curved glass back. The LeEco logo is present at the bottom whereas a dual rear camera setup resides at the top. No details about the specs of the rear cameras are available as of now. In fact, we are still in the dark regarding the internal specifications of the alleged LeEco Le X.
It would be interesting to see whether or not the Le X makes it to the market. Previously, we have seen renders of few other LeEco phones; but none of them made it to the market. The cash-strapped ambitious smartphone firm launched its last phone called the Le Pro 3 AI Edition back in April 2017. Ever since then, the company has been rather silent. Recently, however, the company was seen kick-starting its consumer electronics by launching a set of 10 LeEco TVs in China back in December.