LeEco confirms U.S. launch event for next month


Chinese electronics firm LeEco has been busily working towards launching its products United States. As well as smartphones like its popular new Le Pro 3, the firm sells a wide range of products from TVs to bicycles and even a self-driving car. Having set up offices in Silicon Valley earlier this year, LeEco recently hired Rob Chandhok -- former senior executive at chip maker Qualcomm -- as chief of R&D. Now, the fast-moving firm has announced a U.S launch event for October 19th. 

As you may have seen, LeEco's new Snapdragon 821-powered Le Pro 3 has been quite the hit with consumers since its official unveiling last week, and many U.S. smartphone fans would no doubt be interested to see such a device up on shelves alongside the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. It'd be naïve to assume that LeEco will bring its brand new, currently sold-out flagship to the U.S. on October 19th. But with the firm clearly not doing much by halves, we wouldn't completely write it off, either.  

The company formerly known as LeTV began life as a streaming service à la Netflix, but has recently expanded to several categories and altered its name to reflect this. With interests in so many different products, it's been dubbed the Google / Amazon of China on more than one occasion and at the upcoming event, we'll see just how this ambitious firm plans compete with such big names in their own backyards. 

Are you excited to see what LeEco brings to the table? 

source: LeEco via The Next Web

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16 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Prepare to lawyer up when you get here.........you'll need too :D.

3. TerryTerius unregistered

For what reason? i'm not asking to be an a$$, I'm just curious as to what you mean. You know, now that I think about it I have no if idea PhoneArena actually deletes or automods comments containing cursewords. I never actually tried.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hmmmmmm.......I guess you could call it a pro cautionary measure for an upstart out of domestic waters. Especially coming from a nation with such lackluster IP protection protocols. As for the second thing, words like ass are fine. However, and pardon my French, words like f**k, s**t, and titties are censored. (Actually testing titties...... never seen it said here before)

5. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Disregard titties warning Titties are fine........

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Titties are more than fine ;)

11. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao.....

15. TerryTerius unregistered

Ah, fair enough. Heh. Titties.

7. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Terry, what phone are you rocking these days?

14. TerryTerius unregistered

I've had the same combo all year, S7 edge as a personal line and a 6S plus for work. Honestly, I'm good for the time being. I don't really have a reason to change it up anytime soon. That said, I am curious to see how good these Pixel phones turn out to be, those are the only phones on the horizon that might give me a reason to switch out my S7.

9. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

You're wrong about that. Dead wrong. LeEco play it straight. This idea that all Chinese manufacturers can't come to the US is a fallacy. Some just can't be bothered because they have a 1billion strong market to cater for. Others truly have something to hide, yes.

2. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Aren't they bringing the le pro 2 to Lowe's stores in November?

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Better bring a 3.5mm headphone jack.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not happening. They got the jump on everybody earlier this year when they removed the jack. I highly doubt they'll stand down just because of a new market.

12. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

That would be great to see. Flagship level specs for $270. Yes please.

13. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

I just wish it was xiaomi no LeEco

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