Despite recently acknowledged financial difficulties caused by an overly ambitious global expansion, China’s LeEco isn’t ready to slow down its US retail growth efforts just yet. Quite the contrary, as both “ecophones” and “ecotvs” gear up for December 1 launches across Amazon, Best Buy and Target.
Technically, the high-end LeEco LePro 3 and mid-range Le S3 Android handhelds are listed on the company’s official American LeMall website at recommended $400 and $250 prices respectively. But in reality, if you choose your timing carefully, the Snapdragon 821 and 652 5.5-inchers can be yours for 100 bucks less.
They were even available at $279 and $129 respectively on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with the Le S3 thrown in as a free gift if you purchased costly enough smart TV sets. Hopefully, LeRewards instant rebates bringing the two phones’ price tags down to $300 and $150 tops will also be up for grabs since day one of third-party US retailer availability.
For a limited time, the LeEco Le S3 and LePro 3 should qualify for a complimentary three-month AT&T DirecTV Now subscription as well, and so will the $649 ($449 with rebate) Super4 X43 Pro 4K TV. Meanwhile, the pricier Super4 X55 and X65 earn you six months of DirecTV Now service on the house, and the ultra-premium, gigantic uMax X85 comes with a full year of on-demand video streaming at no extra charge.