As expected, LeEco today launched the Le 2, which as the name suggests is the successor to the Le 1s. The smartphone is priced at Rs 11,999, and is placed in a tough segment that includes the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Lenovo ZUK Z1 to name a few. With that in mind, here’s a look at the top specifications and features of the new LeEco Le 2. Also Read - Struggling LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratioAlso Read - LeEco plans smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio: Report
Before we delve in to the features, here’s a quick look at the LeEco Le 2’s specifications and features. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal memory. It also features a 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint scanner, 3,000mAh battery, dual-SIM card slots, 4G with VoLTE support, and USB Type-C port with CDLA audio technology. Also Read - Gionee India operations may be affected amidst financial woes
Following are five noteworthy features of the LeEco Le 2.
Cameras: The Le 2 features a combination of 16-megapixel rear cameras and 8-megapixel selfie cameras. The rear camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and LED flash, but the talking point is the support for 4K video recording. In this price range, 4K video recording is still a bit of a rarity, and its immediate rivals only support 1080p video recording.
Snapdragon 652: The Le 2 is the first smartphone launched in India that is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset. The 64-bit chipset with eight cores and 1.8GHz clock speed is paired with a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. To put these specs into perspective, the Redmi Note 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 650 chipset, while the ZUK Z1 is powered by a two-year-old Snapdragon 801 quad-core chipset.
Audio: LeEco has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack, and has instead opted for a USB Type-C port. This port is not only used for charging or data transfer, but also as an audio port. The Le 2 boasts the company’s proprietary Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) technology, which LeEco says enables users to experience digital lossless audio.
Fingerprint scanner: The Le 2 boasts a fingerprint scanner placed just below the rear camera. The scanner recognizes fingerprints in 360 degrees, and can unlock the phone in just 0.15 seconds. Apart from this, the fingerprint scanner also functions as an added layer of privacy protection.
VoLTE support: The smartphone is future-proof by not only being compatible with all LTE bands in India, but also supporting VoLTE. VoLTE is one of the highlight features of the Reliance Jio s soon-to-be-launched 4G services. VoLTE or Voice over LTE essentially lets network operators handle cellular voice calls over LTE networks, which results in HD voice clarity, faster call connectivity among others. However, it depends on whether your carrier supports it or not.