$300 LeEco Le Pro 3 amazingly features Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, huge battery
LeEco, which is arguably China’s most ambitious young smartphone manufacturer, makes headlines again as it officially unveils the super-high-end Le Pro 3 (or just Pro 3) hot on the heels of the crazy affordable Coolpad-designed Cool1 Dual, and a measly five months after the Le 2/Le 2 Pro/Le Max 2 trio.
While we always expected the LeEco Le Pro 3 to provide solid bang for your buck, it was hard to imagine a 6GB RAM powerhouse could ever cost $300, even on the budget-obsessed Chinese shores.
A Western spread sometime this fall, following a domestic commercial debut on September 28, is of course not out of the question, and it’s worth highlighting there’s an even cheaper configuration in the pipeline, with 4GB RAM and 32GB non-expandable storage (as opposed to 64), priced at 1,800 Yuan, or $270.
Both models lack traditional headphone jacks, instead playing CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) through a USB Type-C port. Somehow, the LeEco Le Pro 3 pulls off a 7.5mm wasp waist at a 5.5-inch screen diagonal, despite packing a gigantic, “all-day” 4,070mAh battery.
Full HD display resolution should also contribute to stellar autonomy scores, with Quick Charge 3.0 technology in tow to ensure your wall-hugging activities are kept to a minimum.
Believe it or not, this inexpensive flagship is only the world’s second device powered by Qualcomm’s marginally improved Snapdragon 821 processor, and its robust exterior features no less than 98 percent metal. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, fingerprint recognition, NFC support and single 16/8MP cameras on the rear and front wrap up a truly mouth-watering spec sheet.