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LeEco Lets Slip US Launch Plans; Le Max 2, Le S3, and 4 TV Sets to Be Unveiled on October 19

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LeEco Lets Slip US Launch Plans; Le Max 2, Le S3, and 4 TV Sets to Be Unveiled on October 19
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  • LeEco is also expected to offer discounts on launch
  • All the TV sets will run on Android TV
  • The US launch event is set for October 19

Chinese company LeEco is set to formally announce its US operations on October 19. The event will be held in San Francisco, and the company is expected to launch a host of products to flag off its expansion. However, running up to the launch, LeEco has erroneously revealed all the products that are going to be launched, along with their pricing details. The products that will launch in the US next week include a bunch of smartphones and TV sets. The lineup includes the Le Max 2 and Le S3 smartphones, LeEco Super4 series TV sets, and the LeEco uMax85 TV.

In its efforts to ready for the launch, the prepping of the website led to a mistaken tell-all. All the details went live on the LeEco website, including the pricing information. According to the leak, the LeEco Le Max 2 is priced at $349, but will have a $60 discount till December 2016. The Le S3 smartphone is going to be priced at $299, with a $60 or $120 price discount till December 2016.

The LeEco Super4 X55 TV and LeEco uMax85 TV are listed on the site with a price tag of $799. On the other hand, the LeEco Super4 X43 Pro TV and LeEco Super4 X65 TV are priced only at $14.99. Of course, these last prices are very unrealistic, leading us to believe they are just place-holders. The final prices will only be known at the event.

But what's certain (well, almost!) is that LeEco is unveiling the Le Max 2 and Le S3 in US next week. Both the smartphones come without the 3.5mm headphone jack, and sport a fingerprint scanner. The Le Max 2 smartphone was launched in April this year, and brought it to India in June. The Le Max 2 in China was priced at - CNY 2099 (roughly Rs. 21,500), CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,500), and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,600), for the 4GB RAM+32GB storage, 4GB RAM+64GB storage, and 6GB RAM+64GB storage variants respectively. In India, the Le Max 2 has been priced at Rs. 22,999 for the 4GB of RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 29,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.

The Le Max 2 features a 5.7-inch QHD bezel-less 'Super Retina' display, 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a 21-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, a 3100mAh battery, and supports 4G LTE in India, apart from VoLTE support. It bears a unique dual fast charging system, and the company claims to provide 3.5 hours of battery life with a 5 minute charge.

The Le S3 smartphone leaked on the website has specifications that are identical to the LeEco Le 2 smartphone. The Le 2 was also launched in April, and was priced at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,200). It arrived in India alongside the Le Max 2, and was priced at Rs. 11,999. The website listed the Le S3 smartphone to sport 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, a Snapdragon 652 processor, features a 16-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and also houses 32GB of inbuilt storage. It packs 3000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.

As for the TV sets, they all sport a 4K resolution, and all the US models are seen running on Android TV. Of course, all the pricing and product details should be taken with a pinch of salt, until the official announcement from LeEco on October 19.

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