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LeEco Confirms October 19 for US Launch

by Habeeb Onawole 3

When LeTV was formed back in 2004, the company started as an online video company. Twelve years later and with a new name, LeEco has added phone manufacturing, smart TVs, and smart cars to their products. Now the biggest thing on their plate is their North America (United States) launch which the company says is slated for 19th of October.


We already foresaw this following the company’s acquisition of Vizio Inc., an American company known for its affordable flatscreen TVs. Back in June, the company also acquired 50 acres of land situated in Santa Clara from Yahoo for  $250 million.

Last month, the company appointed a couple of new officials. First, LeEco appointed former Senior Vice-president and Division President of Qualcomm, Rob Chandhok. Mr Chandhok joins the company as Chief Research and Development Officer for North America.

Next they appointed ex-Huawei President of Western Europe Consumer Business Group, Middle East and North Africa Consumer Business Group, Richard Ren. His new role at LeEco is as the Acting President of the company’s North America Division.

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The company has put up a teaser on its official site which hints at some of the products that may be coming to the US. The products teased include a smartphone, a smart television, smart bike and a VR headset. Seems the US might be getting the new Snapdragon 821 Le Pro 3 soon.

The event will take place in San Francisco, California at 10:00 am Pacific Time.

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  • greg

    Does this mean they will offer their phones with international Rom and Global LTE bands right ?

    • MaxPower

      I would exclude an international software.
      They launched a TV in the US and i’ve heard complaining about the software being too “Chinese”.
      There’s a huge Chinese community on the US and they are potential customers for their streaming content.

      Speaking of LTE there shouldn’t be any problems since they already added several LTE bands don’t their older Le Max 2 which supports:

      1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

    • Sirrr

      Slim chances from a decent move from them. As an example, LeTV Le 1 Pro US version is still on a crappy and buggy “official” 5.0 ROM… released one year ago… although the Chinese version has a 6.0