Qualcomm took to the stage to speak about their next generation flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820 and its Automobile version, the 820am. Qualcomm also took the chance to announce the first device to run the chip it hopes will bring back trust, after a flopped 810. The first Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone has been announced, the LeTV Le Max Pro.
The Le Max Pro is powered by that 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 processor, along with a new and better Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB internal storage, a 21-megapixel rear camera, a 3,400mAh battery and a 6.33-inch WQHD screen. The device is certainly impressive, should feel snappy from opening applications, switching between apps. The Letv Le Max Pro will have an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is a step forward in chipset designs, introducing a few novelties. Featured is a custom-designed 2.2GHz quad-core Kryo processor, a better Adreno 530 GPU, Quick Charge 3.0, tri-band Wi-Fi, LTE Cat.12, and a host of others. The automotive version, the 820am can process large data sets simultaneously. From tracking a driver’s movements, outputting on multiple 4K displays as well as other operations.
This device is truly a flagship, being the first to be powered by new chipset, and the first attempt by the Chinese company LeMax to enter the US market