Le Eco just announced plenty of new stuff to watch out for

Triple whammy of phones, lossless audio and music streaming

New Androids, headphones with USB Type-C and lossless audio streaming. Phew, we can’t wait to try all this out!


The Le Max 2 gets an insane 6GB RAM

Getting straight down to brasstacks, Le Eco has announced two new phones you might want to consider as your next upgrade. The Le Max 2 cuts down on the screen size to a ‘sensible’ 5.7 inches (We use that word in a relative sense as we’ve seen the original, supertanker-sized Le Max).

As you’d expect, it’s a 2K display. But the interesting stuff lies on the inside: There’s a Snapdragon 820, a 21MP camera with OIS at the rear (8MP at the front), a 3100mAh battery and support for audio over USB Type-C. The Le Max 2 comes in two flavours:

A base model with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, and because Le Eco seems to have adopted a ‘Let’s ratchet this up all the way to 11’ philosophy, a higher variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The Le 2 will be the first phone in India with a Snapdragon 652

If the Le Max 2 isn’t your cup of tea, and you’d rather get something a little less extreme, there’s the Le 2, which is more of a straightforward update to the Le 1S. It’s got a Snapdragon 652 inside, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP and 8MP cameras and, like its bigger brother, supports lossless audio over USB Type-C.

Metal gigs in lossless audio? Gimme!

New devices are all right but, let’s face it, we’ve been inundated with plenty of value-for-money handsets recently, and what we really hanker for is something new. Le Eco thinks it’s hit upon the answer.

That’s why the new Le Max 2 and Le 2 will come with a year’s free subscription to the Le Eco ‘ecosystem’, which includes stuff like online cloud storage and movie / music streaming. But what has us intrigued is the Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) tech.

According to Le Eco, this enables high-res, lossless audio playback over the USB Type-C port. Le Eco has come up with a new in-ear headset with support for CDLA, and it’s even going to stream concerts and music festivals (like HellFest!) the way they were meant to be.

The Le Max 2’s 4GB version will cost you 22,999, while the gloriously insane 6GB model will list for 29,999.

Meanwhile, the Le 2, available in Rose Gold and Gold, will run you 11,999. A USB Type-C CDLA in-ear headset is also out, priced at 1990.

Head over to Flipkart or the newly launched LeMall to get a piece of le action.