LeEco — formerly LeTV — has made waves recently by launching high-end, affordable Android phones like the Le Max and Le Max 2. None of LeEco’s devices have made their way to the U.S., but that’ll change later this year.
LeEco has revealed that it plans to enter the U.S. market in fall 2016. Todd Witkemper, LeEco’s Director of PR, has revealed to PhoneScoop that LeEco will launch phones and a video streaming service in the U.S. Details on the hardware that LeEco will offer to U.S. consumers are light, but LeEco does plan to sell them unlocked.
When it comes to its video streaming service, LeEco says that it’s currently working on securing the rights to live and recorded U.S. video content. Unsurprisingly, this service will be featured on LeEco’s phones, but the handsets will support other streaming services as well.
LeEco currently has 400 employees in the U.S., and it plans to grow that number to 1,000 by the end of 2016.
We’ll have to wait until this fall to see what kind of hardware LeEco brings to the U.S., but the news that the company is indeed bringing some of its phones stateside is exciting. Not only does LeEco make phones that have solid specs and affordable price tags, but they’re not too shabby looking either. It’s still unclear when Xiaomi might finally bring its phones to the U.S., but if all goes according to plan, LeEco hardware is just months away.