LeEco Le Pro 3 goes official: Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 4070 mAh battery for $299 (Update)

LeEco Le Pro 3 goes official: Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 4070 mAh battery for $299 (Update)

Update: Apparently, the Le Pro 3 will start at 1799 Yuan ($270) in China for the 4 GB RAM / 32 GB storage model, which is identical to the 1999 Yuan ($299) 6 / 64 GB variant in every other regard. There's also a couple of special edition models with 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM for 2499 Yuan ($375) or 6 GB / 128 GB for 2999 Yuan ($450). These pricier models are said to include LeEco's video service bundles, but don't appear to be technically superior.

After plenty of rumors, LeEco's Le Pro 3 is now official. A humdinger of a smartphone, it joins a small, elite cluster of smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset, and also arrives with a massive 4070 mAh battery. 

The Chinese firm, as you may recall, has set up camp in Silicon Valley as it attempts to take on some of the industry's big guns. Seemingly undeterred by the magnitude of the task at hand, the LeEco Le Pro 3 certainly looks a monster on paper. Like the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, the device packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC along with 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There were murmurings that a model with 8 GB of RAM would also be available but, alas, prospective buyers will have to make do with just the 6 gigs. 

Launched today in China, the device omits the 3.5mm audio jack just like the iPhone 7 and some variants of the Moto Z. LeEco's own Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) tech, which offers digital output as opposed to analog, is present once more with the Le Pro 3. Where Apple touts its proprietary Lightning infrastructure, the Le Pro 3 will include a USB Type-C port, and will ship with Type-C earbuds as standard. 

The 5.5-inch FHD display is said to be a 2.5D effort, while the device gets 64 GB of non-expandable storage. There's also a 16-megapixel main shooter with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and PDAF, along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper on the front. As aforementioned, the 4070 mAh battery is of a higher capacity than most, and thankfully, Quick Charge 3.0 is part of the bargain. Even with such an array of internal hardware, the Le Pro 3 manages to stay relatively svelte at 7.5mm thin. 

Running LeEco's eUI 5.8 atop Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, there's no word as yet on price nor availability. But with LeEco having promised to take on some of the big guns this year, it's likely that this particular beast will see the light of day in the U.S. market. 

At what kind of price would you consider purchasing the LeEco Le Pro 3 if it reached your market? Let us know in the comments. 

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28 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Can it do fulll autocad and photoshop with such RAM???

2. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

It probably could...Barely, I would run solid works on my windows tablet and constantly kept getting a message saying that ram memory was critically low. Only have 4 gigs lol. That big battery + quick charge has me drooling though. Just waiting for Google to announce and I shall decide.

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I highly doubt it as win10 is great with ram managment and android is terrible.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5579; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What's the price? Rumors are the 821 is decently more expensive than the 820 (possibly why the Note7 and V20 dont have the 821) I wonder if this will be slightly higher than their previous flagships

4. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

pricing is 300$ for the 6GB+64GB version and 270$ for 4GB+32GB. no audio jack, no microSD and no OiS

25. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

No update. For 7.0

5. mazallah

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2016

Le Border strikes again.

6. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Typical Chinese Smartphones, great value for hardware,aggressive pricing, boasting of its specs being better than the iPhone and yet, yet for some reason copying Apple's most controversial move:removal of the headphone jack. And did I mention no sd card, no ois, no Nougat, no f/1.8 aperture? Well youre already on your way to beat Apple..... lol

8. Loveneesh

Posts: 414; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I think parasshah100 you don't know that leeco is the first company to remove 3.5mm jack from their phones when they launched le 2,le 2 pro, le max 2.

11. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

I am fully aware of that, and they were the first with snapdragon 820 as well. While I fully appreciate them on pushing new tech first, comparing with Apple makes them seem insecure to me. They could also advertise it as a beastly phone in the midrange,but instead they advertise it as a flagship killer, especially an iPhone killer. They have the same design for every phone of theirs with the same HUGE BEZELS on the sides. Same f2.0 aperture for every phone, no OIS in every phone, no SD card on every phone, Only thing I see improving is the amount of ram and the processor.

16. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

That phone is only 73.9mm wide. Huge side bezels claim have no merit. Even their budget phones have slimmer side bezels than vast majority of Android flagships.

19. Saywhatnow

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

If you were fully aware you wouldn't have mentioned the copying apple of the removal of the headphone jack so quit the bs. Just saying.

9. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

"Yet for some reason copying Apple's most controversial move:removal of the headphone jack". Are you new to the smartphone game bruh?? LeEco released 'Le 2' (SD652) & 'Le Max 2' (SD820) with USB type-C headphones 7 CDLA headphones (without 3.5mm jack back in May 2016 & it is already on sale in India since june this year. Was iPhone 7 even launched at that time?? I even quite not ok with PA saying "the device omits the 3.5mm audio jack just like the iPhone 7". It should rather say in iPhone article as "iPhone ditched 3.5 jack same way as LeEco did". That would make more sense to me.

26. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Specification on paper.software is bad and laging

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 414; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Beast in midrange segment.

21. Valdomero

Posts: 584; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

If this is midrange what is a flagship for you?

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

he mean mid-ranger price range

23. Valdomero

Posts: 584; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Oh ok, thankyou :)

12. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

"New to the smartphone game." I wouldnt be using the word 'typical' if I hadn't seen enough of these phones. I have enough experience using these phones myself to have a judgement about them.

13. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Only apple has the rights to exclude microSD expansion!!

14. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

2 years ago 2000 yuan Chinese flagships was Xiaomi's thing alone for 16GB/2GB models. That's why Xiaomi can't grow more in China. Specs fits the previous leaks minus price. Actual price turned out a bit cheaper. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Internal-training-document-reveals-variants-of-the-LeEco-Le-Pro-3-with-6GB-and-8GB-of-RAM_id85360 Now I'm curious if there gonna be a 5.7" model as the leaks suggested.

15. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

I would like to see the price not higher than $400, and LeEco can take away my money with these promising phones.

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Either it is a typo that says audio output is digital, or their headphones have a DAC in them. The sound has to be converted to analog at some point.

18. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

You are right. Their headphones have a DAC in them. And their type c to aux converter also has a DAC built in for converting sound to normal earphones.

20. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

why u sayin its 300$? its 400$ letvmobilestore.com/leeco-le-pro-3.html

24. PeteScoff

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Really an amazing phone, sadly it won't cost as low as they say, but $390 at Geekbuying for the 6GB + 64GB version isn't that bad!

27. PacoXXI

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

Better if it was in European market too soon, at the indicated prices, US$ 299, for the 6 Gb RAM, 64 Gb ROM version.

28. PacoXXI

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

If what it offers, in all the ambits, is same as the OnePlus 3T do, prices could be same, as well.

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