When not gloating about colossal sales numbers that are likely artificially inflated, China-based smartphone rookie LeTV keeps busy by working on revamped versions of its remarkable first-generation Androids.
Already, we saw the Le 1 refreshed with nearly identical specifications, premium build quality, and an absurdly low price, and up next, the LeTV Max or LeMax should get a “Pro” derivation powered by a sizzling hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
This was once rumored to go official more than a month back, but that obviously couldn’t happen, since the SD820 is still not ready for primetime. It will be very soon, and a pre-release LeTV Max Pro prototype, carrying the X910 model number, has recently been tested through AnTuTu with the quad-core Kryo CPU and Adreno 530 GPU inside.
The LeMax Pro also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and bizarrely enough, it’s considerably smaller than its predecessor, at 5.5 inches in screen diagonal. Then again, the masses haven’t warmed up to gargantuan 6.3-inchers yet, and besides, Quad HD resolution shall produce a higher ppi on the narrower glass. Namely, 534 pixels per inch.
Meanwhile, it looks like LeTV will not be pushing the memory envelope beyond 4 gigs, despite tomorrow’s technology theoretically allowing the jump, with 64GB internal storage space also in tow, as well as familiar-sounding 21MP and 4 Ultrapixel cameras.
Bottom line, the LeTV Max Pro is a shrunken LeMax packing extra punch, and that may just be the perfect incremental upgrade.