Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you’ve probably heard the rumor that Apple’s next iPhone will ditch the headphone jack and manage all the audio with the versatile lightning port on the bottom. However, Apple is not the only company that thinks the headphone jack is a waste of space on a phone nowadays. LeEco, the company formerly known as Letv, revealed several new smartphones without the standard 3.1mm headphone jack. The Le 2, Le 2Pro and Le Max2 all have a metal unibody design with no headphone jack, instead the only port they have is a USB Type C connector.
In terms of specs, the Le 2 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. Powering the phone is a 3,000 mAh battery.
The Le 2Pro takes the specs a level up, except the screen and resolution, staying at 5.5 FHD. The chip used is a Helio X25 processor, the first one of its kind on any smartphone, it also sports 4 GB of RAM, a 21 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. The battery capacity and internal storage also stay the same as in the Le 2, so you´re only really getting that extra bit of power coming from the new chip, the extra GB of RAM and the better camera.
As you´ve probably guessed, the Le Max 2 is the post powerful of all three phones, packing a 5.7-inch QHD display LeEcho says is “optimized for VR” and a larger 3,100 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip powers the device and also sports Qualcomm’s SenseID ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, the first phone to feature this fingerprint sensor. You can get a version with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or one with a whopping 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The camera is exactly the same as the Le 2Pro, the only extra feature there is OIS in the front camera.
So what do you think of these new phones? Is the lack of a headphone jack on a smartphone a deal-breaker to you?
Source: Anroid Authority