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LeEco's $399 LePro 3 smartphone is nicer than I expected
Earlier today, Chinese tech company LeEco unveiled its grand plans to take the US market by storm with a series of new gadgets — well, ones that were new to US customers, but that the company had already been making for the Chinese market. This included a new flagship smartphone, the LePro 3.Yes, all of the new products start with "Le." Let's get that out of the way.I was skeptical that the $399 LePro 3 would feel like a premium smartphone, given its price point and also the fact that I've never seen or held a LeEco anything before. But I was pleasantly surprised by its build. It's much nicer than I expected. It's super thin. It has a bright, 5.5-inch HD display and a solid, brushed-metal body.The LePro 3 has a rear 16-megapixel rear camera and an eight-megapixel front camera, captures 4K video, and has a fingerprint sensor on the back that doubles as a shutter button. It has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor, the same one that's in Google's new Pixel phone. And it has four gigabytes of memory and starts at 64GB of internal storage. Hardware-wise, it feels like an all-around solid phablet.