At a media event in New Delhi, Chinese handset maker LeEco launched its latest phones in the Indian market. The vendor debuted the flagship Le Max 2, with the Le 2 aimed at the budget segment. The Le Max 2 will be available for an aggressive ₹22,999 for the model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage, with the variant offering 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage retailing for ₹29,999. The Le 2 is set to retail for ₹11,999 in the country. That's including a year's worth of LeEco's content services. The Le Max 2 will go on sale starting June 26.
Unveiled in China earlier this year, the phones have the distinction of being the first in the world to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of USB-C audio. The hardware on offer with the phones is intriguing to say the least, so here's a look at what's on offer with LeEco's latest.
|Category||Le Max 2||Le 2|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.8||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.8|
|Display||5.7-inch Quad HD display||5.5-inch Full HD display|
|SoC||2.15GHz Snapdragon 820||Octa-core Snapdragon 652|
|Rear Camera||21MP camera with Sony IMX230 sensor|
|16MP camera with PDAF|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 Wi-Fi ac||Dual-SIM, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 Wi-Fi ac|
|Charging||USB-C with fast charge||USB-C with fast charge|
Both phones are VoLTE-ready, and they will with Jio's 4G service once it goes live in the country. The vendor has also formally launched its online portal, LeMall, in India, which will become the primary channel for purchasing LeEco hardware in the country.
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
Great phones with superbbbb price..... SD 652 for just $200 (around) that's phenomenal Posted via the Android Central App
Just 2 caveats: No memory expansion and NO 3.5 MM JACK!!!! Who does that! :'(
LeEco. That's who. Posted via the Android Central App
That's going to be a dealbreaker for most, including me. I have a lot of audio gear that runs off of a 3.5mm jack, and I have no intention of getting new hardware just so it works over USB-C.
Well, there's a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm Analog Adapter in the box with each phone. :)
Wow it's a sure buy for me ditching Windows phone now :( Posted by a Lumia Lover.
Making One plus 3 a run for its money... :p Posted via the Android Central App
LeEco just opened their US Headquarters in Silicon Valley. I wonder why they aren't releasing their phones in the States? No carrier support?
They said that they'll launch one phone in the U.S. this year.
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