During a press conference ahead of the CES 2016 event in Las Vegas, Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf apparently gave away some crucial information about the first Snapdragon 820-powered smartphone dubbed “LeTV Le Max Pro.”
LeTV is a Chinese tech giant that has not made its presence felt outside of the home country yet. The LeTV Le Max Pro with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset on board comes with the “ultrasonic fingerprint scanner” at the back of the handset. This chipset is capable of supporting WiFi 802.11 ad, also referred as WiGig, according to Android Police.
In general, the Snapdragon 820 comes packed with a home-made quad-core Kryo processor, running at 2.2 GHz. The graphics side of things is handled by the powerful Adreno 530 GPU. This chipset also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology, tri-band Wi-Fi and LTE Cat. 12 connectivity to provide killer data speed.
Apart from the processor information, the chipmaker did not reveal any other configuration, price or release date-related details. However, all the required information will be shared during the CES 2016 event.
But then, rumors picked up by Phone Arena suggest that the LeTV Le Max Pro will run the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS straight out of the box. Plus, the phone will apparently carry a huge 5.5-inch display, packed with a Quad HD screen resolution of 1,440 x 2,440 pixels screen resolution.
Prior to announcing the LeTV device, the chipmaker apparently introduced the automotive variant of the Snapdragon 820 dubbed “Snapdragon 820A” chip. This silicon reportedly has the ability to process huge amounts of data all at the same time. It can help the automakers better the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) by tracking the driver's movements with the help of sensors and cameras. The chip can output the captured pictures on 4K displays and offer real-time cloud connectivity, navigation and assistance, GSM Arena reported.