LeEco has recently launched a smartphone in China called as the LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition. It is the first smartphone from the company to feature a dual rear camera setup. The China pre-orders for the Le Pro 3 AI Edition have already started and the smartphone will be available for purchase from Friday, April 14.
The device is offered in two variants- 32GB storage with Helio X23 SoC for a price of CNY 17,99 (roughly Rs 16,800) and 64GB storage variant with Helio X27 chipset priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs 22,500).
The biggest highlight of LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition is its AI-based voice assistant which the company calls LeLe. The LeLe assistant can be activated even when the screen is off. The assistant is integrated with the pre-installed LeEco apps and some third-party apps as well. In addition, the assistant is expected to learn from the user’s usage patterns and get better with time.
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The another USP of the smartphone is its dual rear camera module. The LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition offers two 13MP rear sensors among which one captures colour information and the other takes monochrome information. The camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash, and PDAF. Also, there is a Le IMAGE AI engine which combines the images together.
Coming to the specifications, the LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and runs on EMUI 5.9 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The Standard variant is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core processor, whereas the Eco variant boasts a 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio X27 deca-core processor. Both the variants have 4GB of RAM in it.
In terms of selfie camera, the LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition offers an 8MP snapper with a 76.5-degree wide angle lens. The connectivity option includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, and NFC. It packs a 4000mAh battery. It measures dimensions at 152.4×75.1×7.5mm and weighs 168 grams. The smartphone will be made available in Black, Rose Gold, and Gold colour options.
Just to refresh, the original LeEco Le Pro 3 was released last year in September. The device features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The display consists In-Cell touch tech and has a pixel density of 403ppi. It comes equipped with a 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor paired with Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU.
For photography, there is a 16MP primary rear camera with PDAF, BSI CMOS Sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording at 30fps, and a slow-motion recording at 120fps at a resolution of 720p. At the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter with a 76.5-degree wide angle lens and f/2.2 aperture.
LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition is the new smartphone to join the 'dual rear camera' bandwagon. It will be interesting to see whether LeEco launches the Le Pro e AI Edition in India or not. Till then, there are a bunch of options to go for if the dual rear camera is your preference. The most popular dual rear camera smartphones in India are Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei Honor 6X, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, and LG V20 to name a few.
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