Since the launch of LeEco Le2, many people thought it was the only smartphone which supports lossless digital music output. The Helio P10 SoC it adopts is also very powerful. And LeEco has gained a lot of attention because it is the first one to replace the 3.5mm jack with Type-C port.
In the past, many smartphone makers, to satisfy their users’ demand of high quality music, have put great effort into the sound quality and never try other innovative ways. Those efforts, however, were restricted by the 3.5mm earphone jack.
But for the smartphones which have Type-C port, there is another option as they can transfer just the audio data to the headset and the final decoding and amplification will be processed in the Type-C digital headset itself. The whole process is divided into two separate parts, making the signal intact and loseless and Vernee Apollo Lite, powered by 10-core Helio X20 SoC, also adopts this technology.
The Type-C port supports not only quick charge and fast data transfer, but also lossless digital music output. If coupled with Type-C headset, it will be able to play high-quality lossless music as a better audio DAC can be installed on a good pair of headphones and you can skip the -most of the times- poor implementation of 3,5mm jacks found on most common headphones.
However, given the fact that Type-C headsets don’t replace the traditional ones now, vernee Apollo Lite still retains the 3.5mm universal earphone jack for those who don’t care much about audio quality but just want to carry a simple in-ear headset. So, the owners of the Apollo Lite will have two options when they want to listen music.
The Vernee Apollo Lite is on presale now for $229.99. [source]