As earlier rumored, Samsung or Xiaomi are not the first manufacturers to announce a Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone. The LeTV that was debuted the smartphone market in 2015 has announced the Le Max PRO powered by latest Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. Steven Mollenkopf, chief executive at Qualcomm, had briefed the latest and first of its kind features that can be found on this new smartphone.
It is the successor for 6.3-inch phablet, LeTV Le Max, that was unveiled in April 2015 along with Le One and Le One Pro Superphones. The device comes powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP. According to Qualcomm, the device will be equipped with Quick Charge 2.0 while the Snapdragon 820 was announced with Quick Charge 3.0 that is 4X faster than the normal charging speeds and 38% improved from the Quick Charge 2.0.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology will also debut the market with the Le Max Pro. Unlike the capacitive fingerprint technologies, the ultrasonic-based Sense ID comes with high-level security features. By using the ultrasonic technologies, the Le Max Pro can detect whether it is live finger or not. The fingerprint sensor on the Le Max Pro cannot be visible to users since it will be hidden under the 400-micrometer metal.
Though the sensor will not have a direct contact with the finger, it can give more accurate results. It also sports latest X12 LTE Modem, which can give downloads speeds up to 600MBPS. The latest Wi-Fi 802.11ad called as WiGig that gives higher transfer rates. Apart from the Snapdragon 820’s latest features, there are no details mentioned about the specifications or the availability of the device.
The rumored specifications of the Le Max Pro suggest the device to feature the same 6.33-inch Quad HD display as seen on the Le Max. The Snapdragon 820 processor will be accompanied with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It will be launched in three variants with 32/64/128GB internal storages. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with EUI overlaid and is backed by a 3,400mAh battery.
It also supports dual SIM dual standby and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/ad 802.11, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, MHL, GPS, and USB Type-C port. On the camera part, it sports 21MP rear camera with OIS and dual tone LED flash, while there is no information regarding the front camera. It is said to be available in the first half of 2016, but we are still waiting for the official details of the Le Max Pro. We will be updating the article with the all the official specifications until then take this with a pinch of salt.