If you are at all interested in a low cost, full featured smartphone then I recommend you visit the LeMall.com website and register for the free LeRewards program before 10:00 am Pacific on 2 November. With the LeRewards offer you can save $100 on either of these two new smartphones, which is a massive savings on an already solid offer.
LeEco is a new brand for US consumers with the LeMall website setup to sell its products directly to consumers. The phones will be available via the LeEco flash sale starting next week, 2 November. We will soon have one in hand and will be posting our thoughts here on ZDNet.
LeEco Le Pro3
This high end Android smartphone will launch at just $399, $299 with the LeRewards offer, and includes the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that is currently only found on the new Google Pixel.
Other key specifications include a 5.5 inch 1080p display, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera, USB Type C, a massive 4,070 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, and a rear fingerprint scanner. There is no headphone jack and there is no water resistant rating on this phone.
The Le Pro3 launches as a GSM-unlocked phone with no carrier bloatware. The user interface is called EUI, ecosystem user interface, and is likely to function similar to what we see from Huawei, OnePlus, and others.
LeEco Le S3
The Le S3 will launch at $249, $149 with the LeRewards offer, in three colors and comes with the same 5.5 inch 1080p display.
The processor is bumped down a bit to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front cameras, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Both phones have aluminum unibody designs and look great in pictures.
LeEco is not just a phone manufacturer as it works to create a complete ecosystem with televisions, bikes, and accessories. Future plans include VR headsets and electric automobiles as well. The company recently acquired VIZIO, along with 50 acres of property from Yahoo! in Silicon Valley.
We'll soon see if the company can live up to the hype, but so far the phones look to be winners on paper.