China’s LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, has released a new smartphone dubbed “Le Max Pro.” This device is reportedly the “world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered handset” to go on sale.
According to Gizmo China, LeEco released a limited set of 1,000 units of the Le Max Pro today. It is worth noting that the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG’s G5 come with the same chipset on board. However, these devices are not available for purchase at this point.
Although past rumors suggested a price tag in the ambit of 3,500 yuan and 3,700 yuan (i.e. $530 and $570), the Le Max Pro retails at a dirt cheap rate of 1,999 yuan (about $306) in China. It is worth noting that this is not a mid-ranger but a high-end device with top of the shelf configurations and features on board.
As for specifications, this device reportedly features a humongous 6.33-inch display with QHD screen resolution. While Qualcomm’s chipset takes care of the processing, Adreno 530 rules the graphics side of things. These hardware configurations are backed by a killer 4 GB of RAM. On the software front, as expected, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS runs the device.
When it comes to camera specification, this handset sports a phenomenal 21-megapixel rear-facing snapper, in addition to a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel unit, similar to the HTC handsets. A 3,400 mAh battery unit helps keep the lights on.
An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner has apparently been embedded at the back of the handset. Other key Le Max Pro specifications include a USB Type-C port, Hi-Fi audio, Dolby sound system and dual-SIM card support.