LeEco has unveiled its Le Pro 3 smartphone as the first of its phones to officially go on sale in the US. This was done in a news conference held in San Francisco where the Chinese company also unveiled a couple of other new products including the LeEco Le S3.
The LeEco Le Pro 3 flagship was released in China in September boasting of a powerful specs line-up yet cheap price tag. LeEco seems to be capitalizing on the cheap price tag of its Snapdragon 821-powered Le Pro 3, hoping that would appeal to the teeming US populace. The Le Pro 3 no doubt has specs that an rival other flagships in the market but the US mobile market is mostly carrier based, so it remains to be seen how LeEco would perform out there.
To recap, the leEco Le Pro 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 processor along with 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB of built-in storage. The flagship device packs a massive 4,070mAh battery and comes with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 which can deliver 33% of charge in just 20 minutes. There is a whopping 16MP rear camera on the phone which boots Android Marshmallow 6.0 out-of-the-box. The phone doesn’t feature a 3.5mm audio jack instead there is a USB Type-C port.
The Le Pro 3 carries a price tag of $399 in the United States and that’s going to be off-contract but there is an $100 discount on offer so buyers will actually pay just $299 and its not locked to any network. LeEco is also offering as an added incentive, three months of free EcoPass which provides users with up to 5TB cloud storage, unlimited photo and video storage. Users also get exclusive access to LeEco sales, and an extended warranty.
In addition to the Le Pro 3, LeEco also announced a mid-range smartphone dubbed Le S3. The LeEco Le S3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display as the Le Pro 3 but is powered by a Snapdragon 652 chipset which is backed by 3GB of RAM and has a modest 32GB of internal storage. The Le S3 also features a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera.
Furthermore, there is a 3,000mAh battery under its hood with support for Quick Charge 3.0 as well as a fingerprint scanner at the rear. The LeEco Le S3 carries a price tag of $249 and is going to be sold alongside the Le pro 3 via LeEco’s website – www.lemall.com.