LeEco – Beating Apple in Doing Away With the Headphone Jack

LeEco just recently unveiled a trio of Android-powered smartphones that have already eliminated the headphone jack in favor of USB-C headphones as well as wireless alternatives. While Apple is expected to do away with the headphone jack for their next-generation iPhone 7 (to make the device even thinner), the Chinese company had already beaten the tech giant to the punch.

LeEco - Beating Apple in Doing Away With the Headphone Jack

LeEco Makes Way for Alternative Connections as They do Away With the Headphone Jack for Their Latest Phones

Even though it is the first company to have launched a smartphone (well, three of them) with USB-C connectivity, LeEco is not that well-known in Western shores. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is known to sell their mobile devices locally and in other emerging markets. However, there will always be reasons to take note of them, especially with this particular topic.

The Le 2, Le 2 Pro, and the Le Max 2 are the three LeEco handsets that are introduced without the headphone jacks. They were announced at the time when it was thought Apple would be the company to make theirs to be the first smartphone to do away with the headphone jack. The Chinese tech company is also offering in-ear and over-ear headphones that go with the package.

Aside from not having the headphone jack, these three smartphones boast attractive metallic unibodies with shiny, chamfered edges. It also has integrated antenna bands, as well as slightly curved backs. All of them also offer rear-facing fingerprint scanners and “borderless displays.”

For the Le 2 Pro and the Le 2 variants, both of them provide a 5.5-inch 1080p display and 3,000mAh battery cells. Furthermore, these two are the more affordable options of the three. As for the Le 2, it is powered by a MediaTex X20 chip and 3GB of RAM whereas the Le 2 Pro has a slightly more powerful MediaTek X25 chip with 4GB of RAM.

The Le 2 Max is the best in the bunch as it offers a 5.2-inch QHD display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor (with Quick Charge 3.0 technology), a better ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and a larger 3,100mAh battery cell.

If you think that these LeEco smartphones don’t impress you that much, then perhaps their prices will. They are all priced considerably well and won’t make your wallet cry too much. All three mobile phones are already available for pre-order (pre-orders started on the 20th of April), and the company will bring at least one of the three variants to Western shores later in the year.


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