World’s First Snapdragon 820 SoC Powered Smartphone Coming Today
Update: Qualcomm chief executive Steven Mollenkopf has now confirmed at today’s press event at the CES 2016, that China’s Letv will be the first announced customer for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC for smartphones.
The feature-laden Le Max Pro from Letv is set to be unveiled today if a teaser on the company’s verified Weibo account is to be believed. The handset will be the world’s first handset to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 SoC. The chipset features a quad-core CPU that employs the company’s own Kryo cores, and carries the Adreno 530 graphics processor.
The teaser shows the phone’s dialer app with the numbers 8-2-0 highlighted, confirming the device will pack the Snapdragon 820 under the hood, though it makes no mention of the name of the phone. But there’s a possibility that it could be the rumored Le Max Pro, which we saw last month when the device appeared on GFXBench with a Snapdragon 820.
According to the teaser, this new flagship device will be announced today at Las Vegas with the official event to debut on the 6th of January.
Other specifications include a 5.5-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The phone boasts a 21MP rear camera, coupled with a 4MP Ultrapixel shooter on front to handle selfies and video chats.
Further, Le Max Pro will feature Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that won’t need buttons, and can be embedded right into the screen. The phone will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, and is driven by a 3400mAh battery.