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LeEco Pro 3 formally announced, powered by Snapdragon 821

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September 21, 2016
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Only getting into the smartphone game last year, LeEco has seemingly come up out of the  woodwork and is establishing itself as a player on the rise. The company isn’t content with holding still, either. LeEco has now announced the Le Pro 3, its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821-powered flagship darling. While the latest Snapdragon is certainly one of the biggest claims to fame for the handset, the rest of the specs are pretty solid too.

The Le Pro 3 will come in either 4GB RAM/32GB storage or 6GB RAM/64GB storage configurations. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16MP main cam with f/2.0 aperture as well as PDAF and LED flash, an 8MP wide-angle front cam, and a generous 4070 mAh battery that supports USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0. Following in Apple’s direction, the LeEco Le Pro 3 will ditch the headphone jack in favor USB-C audio that features LeEco’s Continual Digital Lossless Audio tech. The phone will include Type-C earbuds in the box.

Software-wise, LeEco uses a custom version of Android 6.0.1 called eUI 5.8. As with many other custom skins coming out of China, this one features quite a few tweaks and extra features that set it apart from stock Android – for better or worse, depending on personal preferences.

Pricing for the Le Pro 3 will begin at 1799 Yuan, or roughly $270, with the higher end model priced at 1999 Yuan ($299). There are also a few special additions that bundle video service and a few other perks, but don’t offer anything different spec wise. While the Le Pro 3 has only been announced for China so far, the company has been working hard to bring its handsets to other markets, including the US. With that in mind, it’s at least a possibility we could be seeing this phone hit the US and Europe by the year’s end.

What do you think of the Le Pro 3? Share your thoughts down in the comments.