You might have heard rumors that Apple might be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in their upcoming flagship, the iPhone 7. However, apparently, a Chinese company, LeEco, beat the Cupertino company to introduce a smartphone which comes standard with a USB Type-C headphones instead of the standard 3.5mm jack.
LeEco, previously known as LeTV, unveiled a new series in China – Le 2. This all new series has 3 smartphone, namely Le 2, Le 2Pro and Le Max 2. The silver lining is that none of these devices host a 3.5mm headphone port. Instead of that, LeEco developed headphones which will work via the handset’s USB Type-C port. This new technology comes with its own pros and cons, let’s have a look into some. Of Course, the USB Type-C Digital headphones will deliver far better sound quality than the standard headphones. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to listen to your favourite songs while the smartphones is being charged. So, the ones who are in a habit of constantly listening to music, even while charging, will need to buy a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones too.
Both, the Le 2 and Le 2 Pro sport a 5.5-inch 1080p display. In addition to that, they feature a 3,000mAh fixed battery and a 10-core tri-cluster MediaTek chipset inside the hood. Note that Le 2 comes with MT X20 while the Le 2 Pro features a faster X25 chipset. Both have an 8 megapixel front facing shooter, however, the Le 2 has a 16-megapixel primary camera whereas the Le 2 Pro has a 21-megapixel shooter which is powered by a Sony IMX230 sensor. As far as the memory is concerned, both models come with 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM on the Le 2 and 4GB of RAM on the Le 2 Pro.
The higher-end smartphone, Le Max 2, features a larger 5.7-inch QHD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a slightly larger 3,100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It has the same pair of cameras as the Le 2 Pro, however the rear camera comes with optical image stabilization. The handset comes standard with 64GB of ROM along with 6GB of RAM.
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