LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, was awarded "Best of Mobile World Congress - Most Innovative Company" by a UK technology site. LeEco is a well known global Internet technology company and is recognized for its high quality products, innovation and market disruption notably in the smartphone and automobile industries, where it's generated headlines around the world.
"We're honored to receive the 'Best of Mobile World Congress - Most Innovative Company' award from Alphr," said Eric Mika, senior vice president of open ecosystems, strategic alliances and partnerships at LeEco. "LeEco has made tremendous momentum over the past year having just entered the smartphone market last spring, and expanding to India and the U.S. this year. This award reinforces our vision to bring consumers everywhere a truly connected lifestyle that is powered by an Internet ecosystem of content and accessible, innovative products."
The editor of the site mentioned that "LeEco is one to watch. The spec of its flagship handset, the Le Max Pro is tantalizing; we can't wait to test it. Combined with some of the innovations they are working on in Car-Tech, as well as their Smart 'Super Bike' make LeEco the winner of Alphr.com's 'Most Innovative Company' award for MWC 2016."
Among LeEco's recent innovations are the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered smartphone, dubbed as the Le Max Pro, which was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January this year. The company has also announced its electric, connected smart bicycle, the Super Bike.
The Le Max Pro is a specs-heavy smartphone that features the Snapdragon SenseTM ID fingerprint technology, a comprehensive ultrasonic-based fingerprint biometric solution, providing a more secure, spoof-resistant alternative to capacitive-based fingerprint sensors. The Le Max Pro also features 802.11ad Wi-Fi for real-time wireless streaming and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for up to 75 percent faster charging than conventional methods.
The sleek, modern Super Bike is optimized for an eco-riding lifestyle, focused on Android connectivity, software and high-end hardware to offer riders a futuristic transportation experience. The Super Bike features a smart riding system, fingerprint identification, a smart lock, two-way radio, sensor group and power management system. This is an interesting bike that is currently available in China and will be available in the U.S. later this year.
Besides devices, this week, LeSports, the sports arm of LeEco, acquired exclusive international broadcast rights covering five seasons for China's top football league, the Chinese Super League (CSL). Starting in 2016, LeSports will live stream CSL matches in the U.S., mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Canada, Southeast Asia, and more. The partnership exemplifies LeSports' continued disruption to the global sports industry with its ecosystem of content, smart devices, event operations, and customer service.
Moreover, LeEco recently announced a joint venture with luxury sports car maker Aston Martin in which the two companies plan to co-develop a range of next-gen connected electric vehicles, including a production version of Aston Martin's RapidE slated to hit the market by 2018. The two companies will work together on research and development, production, manufacturing and sales of electric cars for brands including Aston Martin and LeEco.