LeEco might not necessarily be a household name in the US, but the company has been steadily releasing smartphones over the past few years. In fact the company seems to be following in Xiaomi’s footsteps by diversifying their portfolio of products, which recently at CES 2017 included both mountain and road bikes.
Now it looks like the company plans to take on GoPro as they have officially announced the LeEco Liveman C1. This is an action camera that the company claims is capable of shooting in 4K, which like we said will rival GoPro’s recent HERO5 offerings, as well as the Xiaomi-backed Yi action camera, which also promises 4K shooting.
According to LeEco, the Liveman C1 will offer 4K shooting at 30fps, which is a decent framerate although ideally it would have been at 60fps. It will also sport a 16MP sensor, a 140-degree wide-angle lens, and a G-sensor that will automatically begin the recording process when movement is detected, making it useful in sports where you’d rather not fiddle around with buttons.
There is WiFi support as well as a microSD card slot for memory expansion, along with a 1.8-inch TFT touchscreen display. The Liveman C1 is expected to go on sale before Chinese New Year (28th of January, 2017 in case you’re wondering), although pricing and international availability have yet to be confirmed.