Chinese tech company LeEco wants to have its presence felt in the United States, hence the reason it has decided to launch its first smartphone known as the Le Pro 3.
This won't be the only hardware, as LeEco also plans to showcase an 85-inch 4K TV, ripe for the U.S. market.
The Le Pro 3 is quite interesting, as it comes with the same processor found in the Google Pixel, but the device will only cost $399. We doubt it will manage to undercut the Google Pixel, but at that price, it should at least garner some new fans.
The CPU in question is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, but that's not the only thing it brings to the table. The device comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0, a 16-megapixel camera and a decent-looking 5.5-inch display.
The design here is quite elegant with its aluminum casing and Gorilla Glass touchscreen, so overall, this device should be able to take some serious beating before tapping out for the count. Furthermore, we're quite impressed with the 4,070 mAh battery.
In terms of the RAM, the Le Pro 3 has 4 GB and 64 GB of internal storage. It doesn't come with a microSD card slot, so users will have to make do with the built-in storage. We expect 64 GB to be enough for most people, but video and audiophiles might need quite a lot more.
Speaking of audio, LeEco decided to do something rather interesting with its flagship handset. The company took a page from Apple's book and chose to remove the 3.5 mm headset jack from the phone. In its replacement, the Chinese company added what it calls Continual Digital Lossless Audio.
From what we have come to understand, this technology offers high-quality sound through USB-C. It simply means if the phone is being charged, there's no way to listen to music. Folks who enjoy listening to music could have a problem with such a design, but time will tell.
The Le Pro 3 is expected to launch in the United States come Nov. 2 for the cool price of $399. Since there's a $99 rebate, the price will slip to $299.
It should be noted that the handset comes with LeEco's EcoPass service, and it offers free unlimited video and photo storage, along with 5 TB of storage for everything else.
Several Chinese tech companies are looking to burst into the U.S. market, but LeEco could end up being the first to achieve such goals.