We’ve been seeing plenty of rumours saying that Apple will ditch the 3.5mm audio jack for its next iPhone, but it looks like a Chinese company has beat Apple to it. LeEco, a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer that was previously known as LeTV, recently introduced three new smartphones that does not have any headphone jack.
Called the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2, these three devices will instead use USB Type-C for headphones. Right now, only a handful of companies have such headphones namely HTC, JBL Reflect Aware C and of course, LeEco with a pair of new noise-cancelling over-ears USB Type-C digital headphones.
As for the phones, all three devices are almost identical with metal finish all around, “borderless” display at the front, fingerprint scanner at the back, and a square protruded camera as well. The Le 2 and Le 2 Pro both features a 5.5” 1080p display, and as its name suggests, Le Max 2 has a larger 5.7” display with QHD resolution.
On the inside, Le 2 is powered by a 10-core MediaTek Helio x20 processor with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM. Camera wise, the Le 2 has a 16MP rear shooter, and an 8MP camera at the front. As for the Le 2 Pro, the device is slightly more powerful with a MediaTek X25 chipset, accompanied with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. There is a larger 21MP camera at the back as well, and an 8MP front-facing camera. Both the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro sport a generous 3000mAh battery.
The Le Max 2 is the highest end of all three devices announced today. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with up to 64GB of internal storage and up to a humongous 6GB of RAM. Other specs include 21MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and 3100mAh built-in battery.
As for the price, all three devices have a pretty price tag of RMB1099 (RM662) for the Le 2, RMB1499 (RM902) for Le 2 Pro, RMB2099 (RM1263) for Le Max 2with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage), and RMB2499 (RM1504) for Le Max 2 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.