Launched: Helio X20 powered Le 2 costs just $170


Only a year into making phones, China’s LeEco (formerly Letv) are progressing at some speed. LeEco’s claim to fame were its first three launches around this time last year, which were the first Android phones to have USB Type-C ports on them.

Fast forward to 2016, we’re witnessing the next-generation of all three of the models — the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and the Le 2 Max. Let’s talk about the Le 2 here for a bit.

Like the Le 1 and the Le 1s, the Le 2 is a fairly affordable phone at 1099 Yuan, or $170 in China. The phone is fairly well spec’d, headlined by the 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 chipset.

Besides that, the Le 2 has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, and a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p camera. Quite clearly, LeEco haven’t gone overboard with powerful internals on this, making the Le 2 a perfect successor to the Le 1 of last year.

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The rear camera gets a bit of a bump too, which now stands at 16 mega-pixel compared to 13 mega-pixel of last year’s Le 1. It will be very interesting to see how this shooter fares, for we all remember how impressive the camera performance of the Le 1 was.

Moving on, there’s an 8 mega-pixel camera on the front of the phone, and a 3000mAh battery powering it all. Needless to say, a fingerprint sensor finds its way onto the back of the phone as well.

Speaking of the back of the device, this bunch of LeEco phones is the first to feature the new LE logo. Another first is that the Le 2, Le 2 Pro and the Le 2 Max don’t support 3.5mm headphone jacks anymore; the port has been ditched for the new and advanced USB Type-C digital audio output.

There’s more, if you thought the Le 2 was good value for money; the company will also ship a pair of IEMs (in-ear monitors) and a pair of over-the-ears with the phones. These adhere to LeEco’s own Continual Digital Lossless Audio standard.

Previous LeEco Le Pro 2 launched with 2.5Ghz Helio X25 chipset
Next ZTE V7 Max gets a quiet launch with side fingerprint, 16 megapixel camera

29 Comments

  1. Radier
    April 20, 2016

    Shut up and take my money !

  2. realjjj
    April 20, 2016

    Same here , no microSD, there is an IR sensor. Very nice price though.
    http://www.lemall.com/le_2.html?alys_id=head
    FDD-LTE: B1/3/7
    TDD-LTE:38/39/40/41

    • Radier
      April 20, 2016

      Really Helio X20 with World-mode Modem lacking B20 ?

      • realjjj
        April 20, 2016

        Good job troll.
        The bands are a choice nothing to do with the SoC.They cover China with this version and that’s that. At that price nobody can waste money and support more bands than they need to. If they release other versions for other markets, remains to be seen..

        • Radier
          April 20, 2016

          Troll you are saying? Do you think this website was meant for chinese readers? Of course I am eager to know if this phone will support all LTE bands in my country in Europe.

          • realjjj
            April 20, 2016

            You said “Really Helio X20 with World-mode Modem lacking B20 ?”

            To make such a comment one has to be either clueless or a troll. I assumed you are trolling.
            If i was wrong, i apologize. The SoC has no blame here. A SoC supports certain technologies, like FD-LTE, TD-LTE, CDMA2000 and so on.This SoC does support everything out there. If a technology is supported, it can support any band but the device maker decides what bands to support. Each modem does have a limitation on how many bands . Anyway, the device maker can decide to support any bands it needs too.and in high end they might support lots of bands for people that travel but covering all bands in use globally is not doable yet.
            In mid range nobody can afford to support extra bands as it adds to costs and it is better to make different versions.

            • Steve B
              April 20, 2016

              He said it as a question, the ? was the clue.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 20, 2016

              lol

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 20, 2016

          hey whats with the ditching of the jack , @realjjj:disqus and @balcobomber25:disqus … also , stop bickering like little kids u 2!

          • Joel Adames
            April 20, 2016

            Yup it was nice at the beginning having then at each other now is mehh. Hahaha. “” LET THE TROLLING GAMES BEGIN””

      • balcobomber25
        April 20, 2016

        The Helio X20’s modem doesn’t lack band 20, the phone itself does. Every modem from Mediatek has full support for every network in the world, but it is still up to each phone manufacturer to support those bands. This is a LeEcco problem not a Mediatek problem.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 20, 2016

      no micro sd , means … 32 gb SHOULD be enough for GAMES !

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        April 20, 2016

        For games may be, but it’s not enough for power users like me.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 20, 2016

          what do u use the storage for ?

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            April 20, 2016

            Local apks, movies, pics also I’m installing multiple Roms on the phone using the DualBoot app.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 22, 2016

              hmm … then u need 128 GB phones :p

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              April 22, 2016

              hah Yes! 😛

  3. Assefa Hanson
    April 20, 2016

    woooooooooow amazing

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    April 20, 2016

    OMG !
    love this … !

    but wth LECO ! why u hate headphone jack ?! i would like to request a few experts to speculate on the ditching of the headphone jack … is it advantageous for the PCB ? the Mobile IC ?

  5. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    April 20, 2016

    The price is incredible, that means around $200 retail price, but I’ll pass this phone because of the average battery. Waiting for the Oukitel K6000 Premium.

    • Joel Adames
      April 20, 2016

      We all are my man!!! My only gripe could be the camera department but hopefully they won’t blow it.

  6. highwind
    April 20, 2016

    Im not exited till I see a real world photo with the display powered on… Last years LeEco smartphones looked completely retarded with that gigantic black edge around the whole display.
    If they managed to get that right this year this could be nice competition for the Redmi Note 3 (though I personally still prefer SD-card, headphone jack and 4000mAh over the faster SOC… a SD650 is fast enough anyways)

  7. Twister12
    April 20, 2016

    I have the Le 1S and it has a crap OS. It would be the same in this new phone.

  8. April 21, 2016

    Great to see so many new phones coming out at lower prices than last year. This will put real pressure on companies like Samsung, Sony, HTC and Huawei to start offering better value for money in order to remain competitive.

  9. Ionut Johnny
    April 21, 2016

    Looks good, great price too, I might consider any of the leco recent releases, if the camera is good.

  10. Ivo001
    April 22, 2016

    I was waiting for this phone, but no 3,5mm audio jack i’m not too excited about.
    Don’t know how convenient that audio adapter is going to be, but i use my headhpones everyday om my current phone.