LeEco: New phones and death of Headphone jack!

LeEco recently announced three new smartphones Lemax 2,  Le 2 and Le 2 pro. There were rumors that Apple was ditching the headphone jack with its iPhone 7 but the Chinese giant in order to beat their rival ditched the headphone jack in all three of their recently announced devices.
Yes the all three devices launched by LeEco dosent have headphone jack.
LeEco was already known to have brought the first USB Type-C phones and reports have said they are working on electric car tech with Aston Martin, and now the first phones to ditch headphone jack.
LeEco surely aims to create industry records if not dominate the smartphone market.

In today’s LeEco event in Beijing they announced three new smartphones and two new headphones with USB Type-C connectors for their new phones with some new Smart-TV and public demonstration of their new electric car.

Le 2 Pro
Le 2 Pro
Le Max 2
SoC
Helio X20
2x A72 @ 2.3GHz
4x A53 @ 2.0GHz
4x A53 @ 1.4GHz

Mali T880MP4 @ 700MHz

Helio X25
2x A72 @ 2.5GHz
4x A53 @ 2.0GHz
4x A53 @ 1.4GHz

Mali T880MP4 @ 850MHz

Snapdragon 820
2x Kryo @ 1.59GHz
2x Kryo @ 2.15GHz

Adreno 530 @
625MHz

RAM
3GB LPDDR3-1866
4GB LPDDR3-1866
4/6GB LPDDR4-3733
NAND
32GB eMMC 5.1 NAND
32/64GB UFS 2.0
Display
5.5″ 1080p LCD
5.7” 1440p LCD
Modem
2G/3G/4G LTE Cat 6
(Integrated MediaTek SoC Modem)
2G/3G/4G LTE Cat 12
(Integrated Snapdragon X12 Modem)
Dimensions
151.1 (h) x 74.2 (w) x 7.5 (d) mm
153g
156.8 (h) x 77.6 (w) x 7.99 (d) mm
185g
Camera
Rear Camera
16MP
w/ PDAF
Rear Camera
21MP IMX230
w/ PDAF
Rear Camera
21MP IMX230
w/ PDAF & OIS
Front Facing Camera
8MP 1.4µm pixels
Battery
3000mAh
3100mAh
Launch OS
Android 6.0 w/ EUI 5.8
Connectivity
802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
BT 4.2, GPS/GNSS
USB-C
no 3.5mm headphone jack
SIM Size
NanoSIM + NanoSIM
Launch MSRP
RMB ¥1099
(USD~170, ~150€)
RMB ¥1499
(USD~230, ~205€)
4GB + 32GB
RMB ¥2099

(USD~325, ~285€)

6GB + 64GB
RMB ¥2499

(USD~385, ~340€)

The 6GB RAM with Snapdragon 820 was unexpected but as it is prevalent LeEco is determined to create industry records its justifiable.
The display for the phone is a 1440p LCD, which will put it in competition with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S7 series, and the LG G5. The display subjectively looked good with high brightness and good viewing angles. Otherwise for image capture purposes, LeEco has outfitted the phone with a 21MP OIS-capable rear camera, utilizing Sony’s IMX230 sensor. Like a number of phones this generation, there is a sizable camera hump here to house the camera while keeping the rest of the phone relatively thin. Meanwhile front facing camera is a 8MP camera with 1.4µm pixel pitch on the sensor.As far as the battery is concerned, LeEco is equipping the phone with a 3100mAh battery. Of course there is a full suite of wireless connectivity options enabled through the Snapdragon 820, including Qualcomm’s integrated X12 LTE modem, and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support.

But The most notable aspect of this phone will be the connectivity. That LeEco is using the  USB Type-C port as expected. However what’s unexpected is that this is the only port, a 3.5mm audio jack is not present. Instead the company is piping out audio over the USB port and including a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio adapter to maintain compatibility with standard headsets. Underlying the USB audio connection in turn is a brand-new technology LeEco is calling CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio).

With the LeMax 2 are the duo of Le 2 series phone, the Le 2 Pro and the Le 2. Both of these phones share the same basic chassis and screen, incorporating a 1080p LCD in a 5.5” phablet form factor. The design is also the same as the LeMax 2 so except for the smaller camera bump on the basic Le 2 you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the Le 2 Pro and the LeMax 2 in terms of design.

The Le 2 Pro, is based around MediaTek’s Helio X25 SoC. coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 NAND. Setting it apart from its more basic counterpart is the rear camera module, which like the LeMax 2 is a 21MP camera utilizing Sony’s IMX230 sensor. However OIS is absent in this phone

Talking about Le 2, this phone sees LeEco dropping down to the lower performance Helio X20 SoC. The Le 2 gets a smaller 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and the same 32GB of eMMC 5.1 NAND, however the camera module is a simpler 16MP camera utilizing a hereto-unknown sensor.

Otherwise both phones share identical specifications as far as all other features are concerned. The Helio SoC offers its own integrated Category 6 LTE modem, and both phones incorporate a 8MP front facing camera. And since both phones share the same chassis, both phones also come equipped with a 3000mAh battery. Finally, connectivity both phones share the larger LeMax 2’s configuration: dual-band WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless data, and the sole USB Type-C port for data and audio.

LeEco 2(below )and LeEco 2 Pro(above)

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