LeEco today took the wraps off of three new Android smartphones in China, and they’ve been given some interested spec details to help them stand out from the crowd.
First up is the LeEco Le Max 2, the highest-end of the bunch. It’s got a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, a 3100mAh battery, 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a fingerprint reader below that camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. It offers a max of 64GB of storage and a whopping 6GB of RAM, more than most other Android flagships nowadays.
One other notable feature of the Le Max 2 — and the other two phones the LeEco introduced today — is that there are no 3.5mm headphone jacks to be found. Instead, they use their USB Type-C ports for piping audio to your ears.
Stepping down from the flagship Le Max 2 is the Le 2 Pro, which offers a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display and a deca-core MediaTek X25 processor. It’s also packing 21-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, a fingerprint reader, 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. Powering this package is a 3000mAh battery.
Rounding out the bunch is the LeEco Le 2. The smallest of the bunch isn’t really all that small, packing its own 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display as well as a deca-core MediaTek X20 processor, 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, and a fingerprint reader. The Le 2 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage as well as a 3000mAh battery.
Sales of these three LeEco phones begin in China today, April 20, with pricing starting at 1,099 yuan ($170 USD) for the Le 2. The Le 2 Pro will set buyers back 1,499 yuan ($232 USD), while the base Le Max 2 with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will cost 2,099 yuan ($324 USD). If you want the top-end Le Max 2 with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, you’ll need to pony up 2,499 yuan ($386 USD).
These Le Eco phones have some respectable features for their prices, with even the cheapest version offering specs that are nearly flagship tier. Meanwhile, the top-end Le Max 2 is a spec beast, offering a high-res display, Qualcomm’s flagship processor, and more RAM than most every other phone on the market. You will have to deal with not having a headphone jack on your Le Max 2 to get those features, but considering its spec list and its price, many folks will probably deal with using an adapter for their 3.5mm headphones.