LeEco entered the US with 2 phones – a flagship phone and a mid-range phone, the former being the Le Pro 3 whereas the latter is the Le S3. Here, we are going to talk about the Le S3. The Le S3 launched at a price of $249 (Rs.16,650) and just like the Le Pro 3, a $100 discount can be availed which will give us the price of merely $149! (Rs.9,950)
The phone has a beautiful 5.5-inches FHD IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 403ppi. For making the phone more durable, its panel is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocked up to 1.8 GHz which ensures that multitasking is no problem at all. The graphics are handled by the handled by Adreno 510 GPU.
LeEco Le S3 comes loaded with 3 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage. However, there is no option to expand this storage.
The photography lovers are going to love this phone because it offers a 16 MP rear camera with PDAF and a dual-tone LED flash. Front side also boasts a decent 8 MP camera.
It runs on Ecosystem UI (eUI) which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
On the communication front, it offers everything like Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS as well as USB Type-C support.
The features include a fingerprint sensor as well fast charging (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0).
It features a 3000 mAh non-removable li-Po battery.
LeEco Le S3 is a dual SIM phone but 4G LTE support is only on one of the SIM trays. Cost saving, eh? It even supports VoLTE (Jio fanatics, I’m looking right at you).
Just like all other LeEco smartphones, Le S3 does not have a 3.5mm audio jack. No worries though as the company bundles the USB Type-C earphones along with an additional adapter with the help of which you can connect your older earphones as well.
The colour options that will be initially available are Gray and Gold. Rose Gold variant will be available at a later stage. To purchase these phones (in the US), you will have to register yourself for the flash sale scheduled for November 2 at 10am PDT. You will be able to get the $100 waiver only if you register prior to the sale.
It is will go against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Since the LeEco Le S3 launched in the US, we can expect it hit the Indian markets by the end of 2017!