The AnTuTu 133K score record-breaker LeTV LeMax Pro to be announced in the US

The AnTuTu 133K score record-breaker LeTV LeMax Pro to be announced in the US
LeTV is yet another peculiar company from the far East, which, much like its competitors, offers smartphones with powerful hardware, priced at lower than average price points. Of course, in 2015, you don't get noticed by just offering bargain smartphones – LeTV made sure to do some proper PR with statements about Apple being an innovation Nazi, and bold commecrials, which claimed “USA, LeTV is coming!”.

Well, that was months ago and we still haven't seen a LeTV smartphone released in the States, but this may change soon. Invitations about an unveiling event have been sent out and it is widely believed that the company will be announcing the LeTV Max – the Snapdragon 820-toting smartphone that allegedly scored 133,357 points on AnTuTu.

Whether this means that the smartphone will be sold in the US or not, one can only speculate. There's also the question with the alleged Snapdragon 820 exclusivity. As a reminder – a recent rumor claimed that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 would be exclusively reserved for use by Samsung well until Apri, 2016. This only makes sense, as Sammy helped in designing the chip.

We could be seeing a case of LeTV racing to announce a phone that it won't be releasing any time soon, just for the sake of stirring the pot a bit. A good example of this type of strategy is Huawei and its Mate S with Force Touch announcement. The pressure-sensitive variant of the Mate S was announced a couple of weeks before Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s. But the Force Touch-enabled Mate S has not yet launched.

Back to the LeMax Pro, its rumored hardware is a 5.5” display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, a 21 MP main camera and a 4 MP selfie snapper. The phone will, of course, run on Android 6 Marshmallow. Sounds like a pretty standard, top-shelf smartphone for 2016. Now, will it be sold in the US, and what price-tag should we expect to see? Those are questions we'd love to see answered soon.


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24 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

SN820 is actually looking quite impressive, 2016 should be a good year for Android.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Yeah, because chips sell phones. :(

3. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Performance does, and SOCs provide that.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I was about to say that. Performance is everything. The OEM's brand matters the least!

12. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

thats why people buy mi4's

19. Shocky unregistered

Yes, actually, they do. Once you have the enthusiasts on board which high performance and quality hardware attract they basically sell the devices for them.

11. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

after updating to antutu 6, my phone score jump from 36000 to 52000. I think with antutu 7 same phone will score above 500000. So in reality antutu score is increasing, while performance remain the same.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Even the Galaxy SIII mystically hits 30k ! Pretty crazy scores.

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Because they have again changed the structure of this benchmark. Check this: http://www.xiaomitoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Top_Antutu.png The same devices scores less on 5.6 version compared to version 6. It's actually a worthless benchmark.

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Antutu 6.0 tests different things, scores are not comparable with the ones from previous versions. The same hapenned when Antutu 5 came out.

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Antutu is not a SOC benchmark, rather a device benchmark.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Those renders looks stunning.. And snapdragon 820 seems like a beast! LeTV is highly confident about their smartphone business. Hope they do very well.! Best of luck to them

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No, SD820 doesn't just seem to; SD820 actually is great! (I don't like calling nice stuffs "beast" though).

23. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Alright then its "great" lol. I get ur point lol

6. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Every Apple Iphone 6s is doing 135k in Antutu and the Ipad Pro even 180k so whats the point ? Im not a Fanboy, but after i saw how the new Antutu runs on IOS Im a bit curious about these numbers...

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

My Nexus 6P scores that much. I don't see what the big deal is?

10. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

no a 6P scores about 90k -_-

17. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Damn I wish 2016 was like 2015

18. Shocky unregistered

Lets just pretend 2015 didn't happen, fresh start. I bet that's what Qualcomm are saying as well.

24. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeah...once the year ends I think that'll be the best way to go.

20. mike2959

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I don't care if the engine is 500 HP. If the transmission is crap, the engine means nothing. So..great hardware, poor software. Look at all the Chinese phones with these massive battery's. Like the Mate 7. Poor battery life, optimization.

25. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

The Ascend Mate 7 actually has a 3000mAh battery. Check it with CPU-Z. that 4100mAh ais fake!

26. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

A 3d score of 34000, that's what interests me

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