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LeEco's flagship Le Pro3 smartphone will arrive in the US next month

By Shawn Knight
Oct 19, 2016
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  1. Chinese technology company LeEco made its US debut on Wednesday at a flashy media event in San Francisco. Among the many products that’ll soon be available stateside is the Le Pro3, LeEco’s flagship smartphone.

    The Le Pro3 features a 5.5-inch 1080p display (403 PPI) with Gorilla Glass 3 and 2.5D curved edges powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC with 4GB of RAM on tap and a respectable 64GB of local flash storage. Around back is a 16-megapixel camera that’s capable of shooting video at up to 4K and a fingerprint reader while an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies can be found up front.

    The handset doesn’t make use of a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead relying on its USB Type-C port for audio. It’ll ship running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

    LeEco somehow made room for a sizable 4,070mAh non-removable battery in a chassis measuring just 7.53mm thick and weighs 177 grams (6.24 ounces). The company says the battery, which utilizes Quick Charge 3.0 technology, is good for up to 12 hours of video streaming, 33 hours of talk time, 49 hours of music playback and 318 hours of standby time (nearly two weeks).

    The LeEco Le Pro3 will be offered in your choice of gray or gold brushed aluminum color schemes come November 2 for $399. Better yet, if you order during LeEco’s flash sale that begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on November 2, you can get a hundred bucks taken off the price instantly, bringing it down to just $299. At that price, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a smartphone with better hardware.

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