The Chinese tech company, LeEco had its launch event on 19th Oct. at San Francisco. The company announced two smartphones, 4K TVs, a streaming service, an outlined plan for its autonomous electric car and also a smart bike.
Here’s everything you need to know about the LeEco launch event
Below mentioned are all the devices LeEco announced.
LeEco’s first big announcement will be the LePro3. It’s a high-end flagship killer with the same specifications as Google Pixel XL. The only difference is the price! It’s way less.
LePro3 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor with 4 GB RAM. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Moreover, there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back.
A 4,070mAh battery has a pretty good backup with a Quick Charge 3.0. Like iPhone 7, it also axed the headphone jack. The audio will sound better, but it won’t work without the adapter. It also has a USB Type-C port and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos optimization.
The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. You can capture 4K video and slow-motion, too. LePro3 comes with 64GB of storage, and there’s no MicroSD card slot for expansion. It’s also running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
One new feature is Float; it automatically shrinks playing videos to a little window. This happens when interruptions like text messages, social media updates, or phone calls come in. There’s also Le, LeEco’s hub of first television and movie library. Also, it has LeView. A video discovery app that surfaces new content based on your viewing habits and history. Finally, there’s Live, an app that showcases live streams in a three-by-three mosaic.
LeEco’s EcoPass service gives you three months free trial. You get unlimited video and photo uploads, as well as 5TB of general-purpose cloud storage.
The Le Pro 3 for $400, or $300 after a discount. It’s available for pre-order at LeEco’s new online retail portal, LeMall, and launches November 2.
LeEco S3 has an “ultra light” metal body. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen shielded by Gorilla Glass. It sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 processor and 3GB RAM.
Like LePro3, it has 16 MP rear camera and 8 MP front facing the camera. It also has Dolby audio optimizations. It comes with a battery power of 3000mAh and a fingerprint sensor. The Le S3 has 32GB of internal storage and supports no MicroSD card slot for expansion. It’s also running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It doesn’t have a headphone jack, so high-quality audio travels to your ears via the USB-C charging port. Your old 3.5mm compatible headphones won’t work without the included adapter.
It also has the same inbuilt features of LePro3- Float, Le, LeView.
The LeEco S3 is available in rose gold, gold and gray. It goes on sale later this year. It will cost $250 through LeEco’s new online retail portal, LeMall.
4K HDR TV
LeEco unveiled four new Android-powered TVs all of which offer 4K Ultra HD resolution. The star was the 85-inch uMax85. It supports 4K resolution. The TV also features support for both HDR standards: HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
The TV features Fluid Motion for sports fans and claims to provide one of the best TV experiences for gamers. It has 4GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, as well as Harman/Kardon speakers.
The retail price for the uMax85 will be $5,000, but discount can be availed till $1,000. As such, this appears to be one of the least expensive TVs of its size and capabilities on the market.
The TVs will be available in 43-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch screen sizes, priced at $1400, $900, and $650 respectively.
The company announced several launch partners— some of whom, like Lionsgate and Vice — had presenters at the show, along with others like Sling TV, SeeSo, and Showtime.
These companies will provide video content via some built-in apps, like Live. It offers nine streaming channels at any given time, providing a channel surfing analog. Le, on the other hand, is an on-demand service loaded with content from LeEco’s partners. Another app, Le View, attempts to learn your tastes as you watch content.
EcoPass is a feature where buyers of LeEco uMax 85 TV get free for one year, along with a three-year warranty. The service offers unlimited photo and video storage as well 5TB of online storage.
LeSee Electric car
It’s a self-driving luxury sedan set to debut next week at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The company calls it the LeSee, short for Le Super Electric Ecosystem.
Besides the autonomous driving capability and electric powertrain, there are no other details available right now. They will unveil the details later in the showcase. The company has said it will begin production of these automobiles within two years but also notes that there is no fixed opening day mentioned.
The device will be powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 inside LeEco’s new smartphone, the Le Pro 3. Talking about the comfort areas, it promises one thing. “Premium memory foam lining,” that molds to the contours of your head. It uses high-precision aspheric lenses. Also, a proximity sensor that automatically pauses and restarts playback when you take it off or put it on.
No specific date mentioned for the launch, but they are expecting to start selling in the next month. They have not disclosed the price as of now.
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