LeEco Le Pro 3 First Impressions Review: Will USA Love China?
For the US market, Le Pro 3 is just a device that will enable the US consumer to get into the LeEco ecosystem.
LeEco Le Pro 3. (Image: News18.com)
LeEco unveiled their new flagship smartphone at their ‘Big Bang’ event in San Francisco in October 2016. We at News18 Tech got our hands on the Le Pro 3 a smartphone that might come to India soon and replace their current flagship smartphone the Le Max 2.
The Le Pro 3 ships with EUI 5.8, which is based on Android Marshmallow and the company has made no announcement on whether the device will get an Android Nougat update. Just like any other Le Eco smartphone the Le Pro 3 also offers functions like Le Live and Le View for online TV Channel streaming and video and music streaming. The phone also packs in a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The device is capable of clicking some good quality images with ample amount if detailing. It is also capable of shooting videos in 4K and slow-motion.
LeEco's Le Pro 3 will be going on sale in the US on November 2 and will be available only on their own e-commerce marketplace LeMall.
The device is priced at $399 (approx Rs 26,000). The company is also offering a discount of $100 for US customers under their UP2U program. With the Le Max 2 getting a price drop in India the Le Pro 3 is definitely expensive. And the question that whether it will come to India in this financial year is still a mystery. We will have to wait and watch whether LeEco will launch the Pro 3 in India or not.
For the US market, Le Pro 3 is just a device that will enable the US consumer to get into the LeEco ecosystem. The phone is just a tool to drive consumers to LeEco's own content and Live TV. This smartphone marks the begining of LeEco's big American dream. The Le Pro 3 is a very potent device for the US consumer to embrace a new entertainment ecosystem. But the big question still looms on whether the Americans will warm up to this new Chinese dragon.
(The author was in San Francisco on the invite of LeEco India.)
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