Qualcomm confirms that the LeTV Le Max Pro will be first phone announced with the Snapdragon 820 SoC

Qualcomm confirms that the LeTV Le Max Pro will be first phone announced with the Snapdragon 820 SoC
Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf confirmed today a story that we told you Monday, namely that the LeTV Le Max Pro will be the first phone unveiled with the Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood. The executive said that the LeTV phone will be the first of 80 products that have been designed to run on Qualcomm's latest and greatest SoC. The chip contains a quad-core CPU made up of Qualcomm's home-grown Kryo cores, and the Adreno 530 GPU.

The LeTV Le Max Pro will have a feature allowing it to share data between devices, according to Mollenkopf. The phone will also be the first to employ Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which doesn't require the use of buttons or sensors. As a result, the fingerprint reader can be embedded in a phone's screen. The Le Max Pro, however, will have the scanner placed on the back.

LeTV's beast will also support Wi-Fi 802.11ad. Not only will this provide for faster speeds while using a Wi-Fi network, it also supports the use of a wireless docking system. Think Microsoft's Continuum without wires. Users will be able to wirelessly connect the phone to a mouse and physical QWERTY keyboard.

Since the announcement was made at a Qualcomm press event, there was no word on pricing or availability for the LeTV Le Max Pro.


source: VentureBeat, SlashGear

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10 Comments

1. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Who would've thought?! I expected Xiaomi to be the first.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Actually LeTV had it's own event but apparently the press couldn't be bothered to at least watch teh live stream. 6.33inch 2560x1440 , SD820 , 4GB RAM, 32GB NAND , 21MP and 4MPcams, 167.1×83.5×8.95m , 204g , 3400mAhhttp://img3.cache.netease.com/photo/0011/2016-01-06/BCKEBJ435QJ50011.jpg

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

3. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

That's a good indication of not believing to all rumours, particularly the wild ones surrounding popular products; like the one saying that the Galaxy S7 would have an S820 exclusivity until April.

4. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Good work Letv. PS : samsung again had visible to lure people because they said they will have exclusivity in April 2016

5. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Who is "they"?

7. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

It's well possible that Samsung will be the first to put a phone on the market with the SD820. There could be a clause with Quallcom which says that other OEM's are not allowed to bring their product on the market before april 2016.

8. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

When would it be available in the US? And how much would it cost?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

wont be less than $500 I guess.. did LeTV ever sell their product in US? maybe you can find it on eBay before samsung release S7

10. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Snapdragon 820 is installed in the new house barbie, that's the problem with Snapdragon chip is a current, so Samsung had to be unique to the Galaxy Exynos chip. Now if the S7 brings this chip because it spends more money if the LEV TV costs $ 3 and comes with a Snapdragon 820 and aluminum.

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