LeEco’s Le Max2 Beats Apple by Ditching 3.5mm Jack for USB-C Audio Connector, Monster Specs on Board

Le Max2

LeEco recently held an event in China – an event that saw the company come in with a series of new smartphones for Android niche.

While the Le 2Pro and Le 2 are decent devices being offered at great prices, you will find delight in the premium Le Max2, perhaps more than we even did. As you’d expect with any China-made smartphone, the Le Max2 is a very affordable device that packs 2016 flagship specs, much more like what you will find in the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and other top models released this year.

No room for the 3.5mm headphone jack

Rumors have been doing rounds regarding the design of the upcoming series of iPhone 7. According to the reports, Apple is working on ditching the now universal 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a lightning port that takes care of the audio connections. In addition, Intel recently confirmed that it might be getting into the idea of using USB-C for audio connections. Well, before Apple and Intel do anything about this, LeEco is already onto it with the Le Max2. Just like the other two Le 2 variants, the Le Max2 does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead, the phone uses USB Type-C port for the same purpose.

Flagship specs under the hood

As mentioned earlier, the Le Max2 also comes with top of the table specs that match the offerings in the current popular flagships from Samsung, LG, HTC and other companies.

LeEco is famous when it comes to online video streaming. In a bid to bring this power to the Le Max2, the company has packed a massive 6GB RAM in one variant to ensure that users get the best performances when streaming heavy content. This beats the likes of Galaxy S7 or even HTC 10, which pack 4GB of RAM, but still run smoothly. Still, you can get a Le Max2 variant that packs this amount of RAM (4GB).

Le Max2

As far as other Le Max2 specs are concerned, you will come across a huge 5.7-inch QHD screen with 2K resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs a Snapdragon 820 SoC and has onboard storage options of 32GB and 64GB. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology is also on board to ensure that the 3000mAh battery unit is quickly charged and so is a Sony sensor of 21MP on the rear and an 8MP sensor on the front.

The operating system on board is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with an EUI 5.8 skin running on top of the stock OS. As it has become common with most Chinese phones, the Le Max2 supports two SIM cards.

On paper, the Le Max2 is definitely a phone worth competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 and iPhone 7 Plus (Pro). However, the competition will be in trouble thanks to the phone’s price tag of just $324. Sadly, there is no word on when or even if the Le Max2 will make it to the U.S., but there is always room for shipping one for yourself.

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