leeco Stories May 23, 2017

For the last couple of days, there has been rumors and speculation floating around that LeEco might be letting go of some of its staff. A report came out yesterday saying that roughly 80 percent of the US-based hires could be cut. LeEco followed that up by officially laying off 70 percent of its staff due to a “lack of funding” so now we’re curious… Did you ever purchase any of LeEco’s products?

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leeco Stories May 22, 2017

According to a new report from CNBC, Chinese smartphone and TV manufacturer LeEco is expected to announce massive layoffs tomorrow. Citing a leaked memo, the report says that LeEco employees are being called to an all-hands Town Hall Meeting tomorrow where restructuring will be the main topic…

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leeco Stories April 5, 2017

Software update w/ numerous bug fixes rolling out to LeEco’s 4K TVs running Android TV

Back in October of 2016, LeEco released four brand new 4K HDR televisions that ran Android TV. Although they were priced reasonably, owners have since reported numerous audio problems as well as other software bugs that have made the viewing experience less than pleasant. Thankfully, LeEco is now (finally) addressing most of these bugs with a software update rolling out now…

leeco Stories February 23, 2017

The LeEco Le Pro3 and Le S3 are getting an app drawer, camera improvements, more

When LeEco announced the Le Pro3 and Le S3 the company talked about a program called User Planning to User (UP2U). LeEco’s goal with this program was to take user feedback and implement changes to make devices even better. Now, months after the phones were first released, LeEco is finally pushing out an update with performance improvements and new features…

leeco Stories February 10, 2017

9to5Rewards: Three LeEco Le Pro3 Android smartphones in gold [Giveaway]

Winners: Erik Slaven, Cory Archer, and Danny Jarrett K.

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is LeEco, who just launched its line of smartphones, TVs, and bikes in the United States for the first time last year. Today, the company has offered to give away an LeEco Le Pro3 “ecophone” (as the company calls them) to three of our loyal 9to5Google readers.

leeco Stories January 10, 2017

LeEco’s Le S3 and Le Pro3 are now available from Target in the United States

LeEco first launched sales in the United States via its own website and now the company is expanding availability with one of the country’s largest retail chains. LeEco announced today that its Le Pro3 and Le S3 are now available from Target.

leeco Stories December 19, 2016


Since it launched a few years ago, Android TV, sadly, hasn’t picked up much steam. We’ve seen a few great entries in the set-top box market, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and NVIDIA SHIELD. However, if you’re looking for a smart TV that is powered by Android TV directly, the only solid option for a while has been by Sony. While undoubtedly an awesome set of TVs, they are all quite pricey.

LeEco, on the other hand, is well-known overseas for creating affordable electronics, including TVs, that still hold up to the competition. Among its launch in the United States were 4 new Android TV-powered 4K televisions, and I’ve spent the past two months with one of them ─ the Super4 X43.

To preface this review, I’m not going to speak about this TV in an in-depth way. This is my experience with the TV after using it as a general consumer over the course of two months. The larger 55-inch, 65-inch, and 85-inch models do vary to a certain extent but are similar overall to the 43-inch model I used.

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leeco Stories November 29, 2016

LeEco’s products will be available through Best Buy, Amazon starting Dec 1, DirecTV Now deal

LeEco, a Chinese technology company that is trying to break into the U.S. market by offering higher-end devices at affordable prices, is now expanding their retail availability to some of the country’s biggest retailers: Best Buy, Target, and Amazon. They’re also sweetening the deal by partnering with AT&T to offer customers free access to DirecTV Now, the company’s brand new content streaming service.

leeco Stories November 22, 2016

LeEco Le Pro3

While most U.S. consumers have never heard of LeEco before, the company’s presence overseas in the Asian market has been huge. It is so large in fact that they have decided to bring their business to the U.S. market with the launch of the LeEco Le Pro3 with the mid-range price tag of $400.

LeEco isn’t the only company that is trying to bring high-end specced phones to the market at reasonable prices. Companies such as OnePlus and Huawei have been doing that too with marginal success.

Now that we are at the tail end of 2016, we can compare the newcomer that is the Le Pro3 to the competition. While LeEco has introduced some nice hardware with the Pro3, their skinned version of Marshmallow called EUI (Ecosystem UI) is confusing at times and can be more of a hassle than something you would want in a new phone…

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leeco Stories October 28, 2016

LeEco Le Pro3

Last week LeEco announced that the Le Pro3 would be the company’s first flagship to come to the US market. As the phone does not go on sale until November 2 in LeEco’s online store, LeMall, we wanted to share a quick gallery of the brand new Ecosystem User Interface (EUI) and some of the stock applications that come preinstalled on the handset…

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leeco Stories October 19, 2016


So we already had a pretty good idea of what LeEco was going to announce today thanks to a leak on its website earlier this month, but now have it all on the record. The event itself was full of buzzwords and marketing speak that all means close to nothing to most people. But sprinkled in, the Chinese company announced a slew of Android-powered products coming to the United States… expand full story

Watch LeEco debut its first US smartphones & more here [Livestream]

LeEco, the Chinese technology company that has been hitting US press more and more in recent years, is today holding an event marking its entry into the US market. We’re not completely sure what the company has up its sleeves, but the invitations the company sent out last month seem to suggest we’ll be seeing products in many different realms announced today…

leeco Stories September 29, 2016


Chinese company LeEco has big plans for the United States, and today the company has sent out invitations to an event set for October 19th where they’ll tell us all about them…

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leeco Stories April 30, 2016

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In this week’s top Google stories: new Android device news surrounding the Galaxy Note 6, the death of the Nexus 9, Huawei’s upcoming P9 flagship, and more. And we went hands-on with LeEco’s new Snapdragon 820-powered Le Max2 w/ 6GB of RAM, the BlackBerry PRIV running Android Marshmallow, and the Oppo F1 Plus in this week’s top videos.

In addition, HP and Google launched the impressive new Chromebook 13, and a handful of notable Google and Android app updates arrived as well as news of a completely overhauled design for Instagram in testing.

Head below for all of the quick links to this weeks top stories, videos and more. 

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leeco Stories April 25, 2016

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As we told you would be the case, LeEco held an event in China last week to announce a few new Android phones, a new all-electric vehicle concept, the next-generation of its SuperTV line, and a VR headset. While the Le 2 and the Le 2Pro are great handsets for the price, the phone that really caught my eye was the highest-end Le Max2. The Le Max2 is also a great phone for the price, but it brings specs and performance comparable to the latest-and-greatest Android flagships from Samsung, LG, and others.

Follow after the break for our hands-on video…

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leeco Stories April 21, 2016

Zuk Z2 Pro

The spring hardware refresh seems to be on a roll, and this year, in addition to the usual Samsungs, LGs and HTCs, a slew of Chinese manufacturers are making their way to the market with improved, highly-specced and often premium designed high end handsets.

While not all of them make it to the West, at least initially — like the just unveiled LeEco “superphones” — these devices are certainly worthy of consideration. One of them is the Zuk Z2 Pro, the new flagship of the Lenovo-backed Chinese brand that wrapped up the presentation earlier today

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leeco Stories April 20, 2016

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We’re in China this week to bring coverage of today’s LeEco (previously known as LeTV) event in Beijing at the company’s own LeSports arena. Known in China for its content services and partnerships and more recently for its TVs, smartphones, Bluetooth speakers, and other hardware, the Chinese conglomerate is growing quickly in a smartphone market that’s constantly driving quality up and prices down. Now, the company has announced its next phones, the Le2, Le 2Pro, and Le Max2…

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leeco Stories March 25, 2016


Chinese company LeEco, previously known as LeTV, has an event scheduled to take place in Beijing next month, but this time things are a bit different than usual — the company is making a point of inviting US media. The company has over the last couple of years sold an impressive number of Le 1, Le 1 Pro, Le Max and Le 1s handsets — as many as 4 million in 2015. And now LeEco is getting ready to make its “grand” entrance into the United States market…

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leeco Stories March 14, 2016

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Chinese company LeEco (previously LeTV) hasn’t launched a phone in the United States yet, but reports from last year say that that’s probably going to change soon. Hopefully, when they do, this is the phone that they’ll launch. We’ve recently gotten our hands on these official LeEco-made renders depicting a future phone concept, sporting a Samsung-like edge screen, and a sleek all-metal buttonless design…

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