Chinese manufacturer LeEco is all set to announce their three latest smartphones in Le series, Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 to the Indian market on June 8. Here are the things you should know, before you get closer to them.
- The differences between the three are all essentially under the hood.
- The trio forsake 3.5mm audio jacks in favour of USB Type-C ports.
- All three run Android 6.0 Marshmallow under LeEco’s EUI 5.5.(Same EUI on Le 1s)
They have similarly designed slabs of metal with thin bezels along with the fingerprint scanners in the same spot on the back that we’ve seen with the LeEco Le 1s. The only obvious difference is that the Le Max 2 is a 5.7-inch phone versus the 5.5-inch Le 2 and Le 2 Pro. The trio forsake 3.5mm audio jacks in favour of pushing audio through their USB Type-C ports, using the what company is calling Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) technology. This, according to LeEco, will deliver a high-quality lossless audio experience. Furthermore, all three models run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under LeEco’s customised EUI 5.5 (short for Ecosystem User Interface).
With a familiar, established aesthetic and design language, the differences between the three phones are all essentially under the hood. The Le 2 features MediaTek’s tri-cluster deca-core Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The Le 2 is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, and an LED flash. There’s also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
There’s a version of the Le 2 Pro powered by the same Helio X20 processor, but also one powered by the deca-core Helio X25 SoC. Both are paired with 4GB of RAM, and have 32GB of storage. The Le 2 Pro has a 21-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 8-megapixel unit. Both, the Le 2 and the Le 2 Pro have full-HD screens, 3,000mAh batteries with fast charging, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, and VoLTE for connectivity.
As the name suggest, the Le Max 2 has more to boast of than the other two. There’s a 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440×2560, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. Three versions were announced: one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; and one with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The battery is bigger than those of the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro, albeit by a mere 100mAh.
Although LeEco claims a perceptible bump in audio output quality thanks to its new CDLA technology, at the moment there’s no indication of whether or not the CDLA headphones or earphones will be bundled with the phones in India (Will be getting to know on 8th June).
At Beijing Le Eco event they announced “As for the EUI skin, it didn’t feel too dissimilar from what we saw on the Le 1s” the lack of an app drawer, a wide variety of toggle options, and a range of interactivity options between apps. The latter is a function of LeEco’s strengths as a content company. You can watch videos, follow celebrities and book tickets for shows via its suite of apps. Doing so allows one to talk to another, for example, booking a ticket for a concert automatically creates a reminder in the phone’s calendar app.
However, all of this is true only in China right now. The company is looking to make an aggressive content play in India, but until that happens, LeEco’s vision isn’t exactly the be-all, end-all utopia that LeEco would like us to believe it is.
ALL THIS CAN BE DISCLOSED ON 8TH JUNE LeEco INDIA EVENT
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