LeTV announces three smartphones with USB-C as audio port

The Chinese manufacturer LeTV has announced three phones with USB-C as audio-out. The 3.5mm jack is missing on the devices. It is the first time in a few years that devices appear without the old 3.5mm input.

The new devices come with earplugs that work via USB-C to compensate for the lack of a 3.5mm jack. The throughput of audio is in the specifications of usb-c. It is the first time in several years that devices appear without a 3.5mm input. Previously, Alcatel One Touch did that with the Idol Ultra and Oppo with the R5.

LeTV, which today makes smartphones as LeEco, announced the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2. The Le Max 2 is the most expensive and is equipped with a Snapdragon 820-soc, with four Kryo cores and a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz. The soc is assisted by lpddr4 memory of up to 6GB. The UFS storage is up to 64GB. A cheaper version of the device has 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage.

The device has a 5.7″ LCD with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The phone has a 21-megapixel camera, a Sony IMX230, with phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization. The cheaper version should cost around 285 euros, for the more expensive one. should be deposited around 340 euros.

The cheaper Le 2 Pro and Le 2 each have a 5.5″ LCD with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and run on MediaTek processors. The Le 2 is a Helio X20, the Le 2 Pro the X25. The difference is in the clock speeds of the Cortex A72 cores and the GPU.

The cheaper models have the same camera, but without optical image stabilization. Moreover, LeEco has exchanged the lpddr4 memory for lpddr3 memory and the storage is not ufs, but emmc 5.1.

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Le 2 Le 2 Pro LeMax 2
social Helio X20
2x A72 @ 2.3GHz
4x A53 @ 2.0GHz
4x A53 @ 1.4GHz

Mali T880MP4 @ 700MHz

Helio X25
2x A72 @ 2.5GHz
4x A53 @ 2.0GHz
4x A53 @ 1.4GHz

Mali T880MP4 @ 850MHz

Snapdragon 820
2x Kryo @ 1.59GHz
2x Kryo @ 2.15GHz

Adreno 530 @
625MHz

Ram 3GB LPDDR3-1866 4GB LPDDR3-1866 4/6GB LPDDR4-3733
Storage Memory 32GB eMMC 5.1 NAND 32/64GB UFS 2.0
Screen 5.5″ 1080p LCD 5.7” 1440p LCD
Modem 2G/3G/4G LTE Cat 6
(MediaTek Modem)
2G/3G/4G LTE Cat 12
(Snapdragon X12 modem)
Dimensions and weight
151.1×74.2×7.5mm
153g
156.8×77.6×7.99mm
185g
Camera Back camera
16MP
pdaf
Back camera
21MP IMX230
pdaf
Back camera
21MP IMX230
pdaf and ois
front camera
8MP with 1.4µm pixels
Battery 3000mAh 3100mAh
Operating system Android 6.0 with EUI 5.8
Connections 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz
BT 4.2, GPS/GNSS
USB-C
no 3.5mm jack
SIM card slot NanoSIM + NanoSIM
MSRP RMB ¥1099
(~150€)
RMB ¥1499
(~205€)
4GB + 32GB
RMB ¥2099

(~285€)

6GB + 64GB
RMB ¥2499

(~340€)

Table: Anandtech

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