LeEco, an internet and ecosystem conglomerate has officially launched its disruptive ecosystem model in the U.S. Through this LeEco has broken the boundaries between screens to seamlessly deliver content and services on a wide array of connected smart devices – including smartphones, TVs, smart bikes, virtual reality and electric self-driving vehicles.
“We have created a new business model that will lead the next era of technology – the ecosystem era. We are disrupting several categories and changing the paradigm by breaking down barriers and boundaries between industries and screens to create a better experience and more value for both individuals and industries,” said YT Jia, Founder, Chairman and CEO of LeEco. “I know the road ahead is long and arduous but life is about constantly exploring the unknown, and I believe that if you dare to dream what 99% believe is impossible you’ve earned the right at that 1% chance to be successful.”
Here’s what LeEco unveiled at the event in the U.S.
Premium Devices with Disruptive Value: To provide an enhanced value for our users, LeEco has created EcoPass that brings together various high-value benefits.
Ecophones: The next-generation of smartphones that put content front-and-center to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. With eui, the Le and LIVE apps offer a line-up of content including a dynamic preview display, and a 3×3 mosaic of streaming content. With eui, ecophone users can access LeView, a “minus one screen” experience that puts tailored content, customized to your viewing preferences, just one swipe away from the home screen. With eui, content is always only one click away. LeEco will launch two ecophones in the U.S..
Le Pro3 is LeEco’s flagship ecophone that combines beautiful design, powerful performance and a unique way to consume content. With a 5.5-inch screen and sleek design, the Le Pro3 features fine, brushed metal backing and a tough Corning Gorilla Glass screen with 2.5D curved edges for a smooth finish. The Le Pro3 sports premium audio features, including dual speakers, surround sound powered by Dolby Atmos and Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) technology. The Le Pro3 offers incredible, long-lasting performance thanks to a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and a category leading 4070mAh battery. The Le Pro3 also features a 16 MP rear-facing camera for vivid photos, panoramas and videos in 4K; and an 8 MP front-facing camera perfect for capturing selfies. The Le Pro3 comes in gold and gray, and will sell for $399. It also includes a 3-month free EcoPass membership.
Le S3 raises the stakes with best-in-category audio, processor, and front and back cameras. Beautifully designed with an elegant, all-metal unibody and a 5.5-inch screen, the Le S3 doesn’t cut any corners on what matters most. Featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, the Le S3 delivers unrivaled performance for its category. It also over-delivers on the camera with a 16 MP main and an 8 MP selfie camera, which can be activated with the highly responsive and intelligent fingerprint scanner. The Le S3 combines the power of CDLA and Dolby Atmos with in-box Type-C CDLA earphones for the ultimate audio experience. The Le S3 is available in gold, gray and rose gold for $249, and includes a 3-month EcoPass membership.
EcoTVs: Ranging in screen sizes, LeEco’s TV’s are one of China’s leading smart TV brands, selling more than 7 million units over the past three years. The ultimate experience in home cinema, the uMax85 boasts a huge 85-inch display housed in a slim industrial design packed with superior technology features including industry-leading Full Array, 448 Active Local Dimming Zones, HDR, Dolby Vision, Fluid Motion 1920 Display Technology and Harmon Kardon® Audio. The uMax85 will be available on Nov. 2 for $4,999 and comes with a 12-month free EcoPass membership.
The artfully designed Super4 X Series houses premium technology in an ultra-slim frame built from the finest-grade aluminum alloy materials and features an ultra-narrow bezel. Available in a range of screen sizes including 43, 55 and 65 inches. These ecotvs feature HDR, Harman Kardon speakers and 3GB RAM and 32GB* of storage.
· 43-inch – $649 with 3-month free EcoPass membership
· 55-inch – $899 with 12-month free EcoPass membership
· 65-inch – $1,399 with 12-month free EcoPass membership
Both ranges of ecotvs feature LeEco’s eui experience, and signature LIVE and Le apps, which offer customized viewing and seamless integration with LeEco ecophones. All ecotvs offer advanced voice search and Harman Kardon speakers*, as well as Android TV and Google Cast technology.
More Innovative Technologies, Built for Today’s Life and Tomorrow’s Lifestyles: LeEco also previewed its vision of connected screens that includes smart bikes, virtual reality and self-driving electric vehicles.
The company showcased its category-defining LeEco Super Bike, an Android smart bike that offers security, connectivity and an industry-defining smart riding system. The LeEco Super Bike is the only smart bike equipped with laser lane markers, for a high-tech take on safety. Advanced features include a smart riding system, fingerprint identification, a smart lock, two-way radio, sensor group and power management system. With the Super Bike we are launching a special UP2U program designed to capture and implement user feedback for the next generation products. .
The ExploreVR provides an immersive virtual reality experience for games, apps, movies and TV shows. Powered by a LeEco ecophone, content comes to life in riveting full 3D, 360-degree virtual reality. An advanced ergonomic design and state-of-the-art optics delivers an ultra-comfortable, cinematic, immersive and adventurous VR experience. LeEco will be utilizing the Snapdragon VR SDK as it develops compelling, new VR content for the launch of its ExploreVR headset.
LeEco also offered a glimpse of the automotive future: For the first time, the American public gets a preview of the LeSEE Pro self-driving electric vehicle that has astounded global audiences. LeEco is familiarizing U.S. audiences with its groundbreaking concept electric vehicle, LeSEE, which combines sophisticated design and high-performance handling with top of the line EV features such as intelligent inductive charging. LeSEE Pro’s cutting-edge self-driving features include machine-learning of facial, emotion, system and path recognition.
Content Connects an Ecosystem of Technology: In the U.S., LeEco has partnered with top content providers to bring its eui content platform to life including: Lionsgate, MGM, Showtime, Vice Media, Awesomeness TV, A+E, with others being added weekly. LeEco not only knows how to distribute content – it knows how to create it. In September LeEco announced Le Vision Entertainment, which will focus on English language original entertainment content for LeEco’s next-generation audiences and will deliver cutting-edge content, utilizing its diverse range of distribution platforms across LeEco’s content divisions around the world, including markets like China, India, Russia, and others.
UP2U: With the User Planning to User (UP2U) program, LeEco gives users a voice in how the ecosystem evolves, and the opportunity to co-create the experience and the next-generation of LeEco products. When individuals share feedback with LeEco via user trials, social channels, on-device apps and at events, their comments are shared with the User Experience Center (UEC) and research & development (R&D) teams to influence product updates and shape future offerings.
A Truly Connected Lifestyle: Cast content from your phone to your car with a simple swipe or receive alerts from your Smart Bike to your TV — the eui experience breaks boundaries between devices. LeEco’s revolutionary Ecosystem User Interface (eui) allows you to take your experience from one device to another – the experience is seamless and intuitive without you having to think about it. Your content is always available at a touch of a button, regardless of which device you use. LeEco’s unique 3×3 mosaic of streaming channels puts content from some of the world’s top producers front and center. With one swipe of your finger, access a window to all your content on the LeView screen. LeView offers a preview of all your apps with recommended programming based on your viewing habits from the LeEco content library.
When you want to lean back, kick your feet up and watch your favorite movies, the LeApp is your gateway to irresistible entertainment. LeApp delivers unlimited hours of dazzling entertainment and recommends programming based on your viewing habits. The definitive TV experience, the LeLIVE app delivers your favorite TV channels with a simple touch on the home screen.
At the “Ignite the Eco World” event, LeEco hosted more than 1,700 media, analysts, industry partners, consumers and employees to unveil its open, integrated Internet ecosystem consisting of platform, content, apps and the stunning array of connected smart devices that bring it to life.