In the past few years we mocked at the notion of purchasing a smartphone from a Chinese OEM. But now with companies like Huawei and ZTE showing us that smartphone lineage is less important than motivation and performance, things are quite changed. China’s LeTV is trying to profit on with its new Le Max Pro. Le Max Pro is not only the world’s first phone to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, it’s also the company’s first endeavor to halt into the completely insane US market.
Le Max Pro the World’s First Phone with a Snapdragon 820 Chipset
The chip features four of Qualcomm’s Kryo CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz, along with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. As soon as devices hit a certain performance threshold, it’s almost impossible to puzzle out trifling speed variances. The Le Max Pro certainly appeared tetchy while firing up apps, but we should turn to benchmarks to get a more real sense of what’s new. Either way, there’s no negating the Le Max Pro has some vivacity, even if it does not look strikingly faster than any other high-end Android phone on the market.
Le Max Pro comes with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB internal storage, a 21-megapixel rear camera, a 3,400mAh battery and a 6.33-inch screen running at WQHD. Still, the Le Max Pro size situation is less ominous than projected as it fits amazingly well in pockets.
The phone’s general dimensions and the circular fingerprint sensor engraved into its back give it an aesthetic look very similar to that of Huawei’s Mate 8. Like Huawei, LeTV has also painted over Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its own custom UI. It gives up a separate app launcher in favor of an iOS-style springboard setup, but there’s still a lot to be discovered about the world’s first phone with a Snapdragon 820 chip-set.