After having a successful run in India with its Le 1s and the Le Max, LeEco has pulled wraps from yet another offering. At an event held in Mumbai LeEco has launched the LeEco Le 1s Eco, which is essentially the Le 1s along with bundled LeEco content. It is for the first time in India that we are seeing a hardware whose value for money can be only judged after taking into consideration both the cost of the device and the cost of the content.
Cutting to the chase, we already know how well equipped LeEco are when it comes to content for the Chinese market, now with new alliances LeEco hopes to achieve the same in India. The LeEco will include a one-year membership for video streaming services inclusive of Eros Now and Yupp TV for Live streaming and has also introduced LeEco Music which is in turn run by Hungama Music. The best part of the bundling has to be the live concerts from around the world.
The first lot of LeEco Le1s wil be sold at an introductory price of Rs 9,999 on Flipkart and the sale will be live from 2PM onwards on 12 May. The device will retail in gold color variant and as we said earlier will come with a one-year free subscription to the LeEco membership. The LeEco membership would otherwise cost Rs 490/month or Rs 4900/Year it is still not clear on whether the current crop of Le 1s users will be able to subscribe to the membership as well.
A quick recap on the LeEco 1s specifications, 5.5-inch FHD display, Helio X10 clocked at 1.8GHz, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal memory. The lack of expandable memory card slot is somewhat subdued by the fact that LeEco has given access to a 5TB of cloud storage.
At a time when we are witnessing an influx of streaming services it is still premature to judge by what extent the media offering by LeEco will entice the buyers. That being said since the price tag of the Le 1s Eco is same as that of the normal Le 1s consumers would not hesitate to opt for the former.
Le Vidi and Le Live will launch on 24 of May followed by LeEco Drive and the LeEco Music in Q3.