LeEco Breezes Through S3 Announcement
LeEco today quickly showed off the S3 smartphone during an event in San Francisco. This affordable handset boasts a unibody metal design and comes in gold, gray, and rose gold. It has a 5.5-inch full HD screen, Snapdragon 652 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, 16-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C. The LeEco S3 runs Android with LeEco's EUI user-interface skin. LeEco said the LeS3 will cost $249 and it should go on sale via LeEco's LeMall online retail space in early November.
LeEco's S3 smartphone is one of two handsets the Chinese company hopes will entice US buyers to take a chance on the brand. The S3 combines a metal chassis and mid-range specs with lots of video software to make for an affordable content-consumption machine.
Feb 23, 2017
LeEco today gave its Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones an app drawer. The company is pushing the latest build of its Ecosystem User Interface to the Le Pro3 and Le S3, and the update includes a handful of new features.
Jan 11, 2017
LeEco has struck a distribution deal with Target and is now selling its Pro3 (pictured) and S3 handsets via Target's web site. The two phones are available online for $400 and $250, respectively, and are sold unlocked.
Apr 10, 2017
LeEco today said it has canceled plans to acquire TV-maker Vizio. The company first announced the $2 billion acquisition last summer.