LeEco Le Pro 3 Snapdragon 821 Smartphone Sells for $270 and Up (in China)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 is possibly the fastest mobile application processor available today, and a few smartphones have started to launch with the processor including Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe selling for about $575 in Taiwan, and the phone I’m going to cover in this post – LeEco  Le Pro 3 – has just launched in China starting at 1799 CNY ($270) with 4GB RAM and 32GB flash, and up to 2999 CNY ($540) with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.


LeEco Le Pro 3 smartphone specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad core Kryo processor with Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP
  • System Memory/Internal Storage – 4GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB (Zhang Zimou Edition), 6GB/64GB, or 6GB/128GB (Zhang Zimou Edition); Storage devices are all UFS 2.0 flash.
  • Display – 5.5″ FHD (1920×1080) LCD display
  • Cellular Connectivity
    • 2G – GSM2/3/5/8; CDMA: BC0/BC1
    • 3G – WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8 TD-SCDMA: B34/39; EVDO:BC0/BC1
    • 4G – FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20; TDD-LTE:38/39/40/41
    • 2x Nano SIM card slot
  • Wireless Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi 2-stream MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
  • Camera – 8MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear camera with flash capable of recording 720p @ 120p, 1080p / 4K @ 30 fps
  • Audio – CDLA support, speaker and microphone
  • USB – USB Type C port
  • Sensors – Fingerprint scanner, IR transmitter, gravity sensor, 3-axis gyroscope, compass, light sensor, proximity sensor
  • Battery – 4,070 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions – 151.4 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.5 mm
  • Weight – 175 grams

The phone runs Android 6.0 with the company’s EUI 5.8 skin. Just like previous LeEco devices, it does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, and it’s also missing micro SD card support. There four memory and storage configurations with the two other models with 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB selling for respectively 1,999 CNY ($300) and 2,499 CNY ($375). The two more expensive models ($375 and $540) are “Zhang Zimou Editions”, but apart from featuring the name of a famous Chinese filmmaker, I could not find which features they add specifically (if any).

More details can be found on LeEco Le Pro 3 product page (Chinese language only).

Via XDA developers

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11 Replies to “LeEco Le Pro 3 Snapdragon 821 Smartphone Sells for $270 and Up (in China)”

  1. @Someone from the other side
    You just put in the adapter cable and there’s a headphone plug, not a big deal. Besides believe it or not I’ve never plugged in a headphone in any of the phones I’ve had. I’m just too old school I guess and use an mp3 player 🙂

    1. I use my in ears multiple times everyday. With the adapters you generally cannot listen while charging and it’s another thing to lose so strong dislike from me

  2. @Someone from the other side
    OK I see your point but no problem for me. They can just remove the headphone support altogether as far as I’m concerned :D.
    Still I guess you’ll have to get used to this as it seems this is how things are going to be from now on. Maybe some companies will still put in a headphone plug for a while but in the long run this is how it’s going to be and if you exclude phones that have this then the purchasing options will be very limited.

  3. 4G – FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20; TDD-LTE:38/39/40/41 …. not true (marketting).

    Only 4G – FDD-LTE B1/3/7; TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41 = LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

    LTE band 20 (800 Mhz) for EMEA is missing

  4. Snapdragon processors are one of the leading processors in the market now. Exynos are also doing their best in this field and the MediaTek are lagging behind. Whether it be 820 or 821, it does not make any huge difference for high end phones.But 710 is good for mid range phones. Snapdragon 660 uses 14nm processing to reduce its power consumption and the overall performance is good.So its a good option for budget phones.835 is a beast which is giving tough competition to A11 chip of Apple.

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