LeEco Le 2 was launched in China today. The latest smartphone from LeEco comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display and a an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. Le 2 also comes without a 3.5 mm audio jack, in anticipation of Apple’s next iPhone not having it either. It is a bit too early to tell if audio via the USB Type C port is going to be a better experience or not, and whether it’s okay for Android OEMs to take rumours about next iPhone so seriously. Either way, it is a very interesting move. Only time will tell if it’s a success or not.

LeEco Le 2

LeEco Le 2 Specifications

Key SpecsLeEco Le 2
Display5.5 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920x1080)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeNo
Primary Camera16 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
WaterproofNo
Price11,999

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Physical Overview

The first thing thing that strikes you about the LeEco Le 2 is the design. It looks premium and is quite minimalist. While it’s easy for companies to go a little overboard while trying to look different, LeEco has maintained a minimalist approach. The metallic design adds to the premium looks.

The front of the device houses the display. The bezels are really thin on the sides and come with a black border. This helps in making it look even thinner than it actually is. On the top, there’s the earpiece, with the front camera and ambient light sensor on either sides.

The bottom houses the USB Type C reversible port. LeEco has removed the 3.5 mm audio jack and will use the USB port for headphones and charging too. It’s an interesting choice like we said before, but the adoption rates remain to be seen.

On the back, there’s the 16 MP camera with dual LED flash. Just below the camera module, you will find the fingerprint sensor. Even though Le 2 is a budget device, it’s good to see LeEco add it to the phone to make it more competitive.

User Interface

The Le 2 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with LeEco’s custom skin EUI 5.5 on top. Like most other Chinese companies, LeEco too has added a suite of features not present in stock Android. This makes sure you get both – customization options and important features – without having to do anything extra.

Camera Overview

The Le 2 comes with a 16 MP main camera on the back, along with dual LED flash. While it does not feature fancy OIS or Phase Detection Autofocus, it does come with a front 8 MP camera with a large 1.4µm pixel size. This means your selfies should have a lot more detail compared to regular front camera pics.

Conclusion

LeEco is going all out with its new Le Max 2, Le 2 Pro and the Le 2. While the Le 2 is the most affordable phone among the three, it comes with some high end features at a very low price. Reports are coming in that LeEco could launch the phone in India as early as May, so you may want to keep a look out for this phone. We will update you as we know more details.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.