Letv Le Max Pro is the first smartphone to host Snapdragon 820 , which means increased processing speeds, Sense ID, and newer tech altogether.
Sense ID from Snapdragon is a first comprehensive ultrasonic-based fingerprint biometric solution with a liveness detection feature that helps your smartphone be sure that a real finger is being used as authentication. This is the first commercial device to ship with such a feature.
Letv is one of the world’s top innovators, as put by chief operating officer Jun Liang, and Le Max Pro is meant to be the epitome of technology. The smartphone uses the Snapdragon 820 features like an Adreno 530 GPU, a X12 LTE modem, Kyro CPU and Quick Charge 3.0. Sadly, Letv Pro will ship with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
Letv Le Max Pro will not be available in the US, but other devices will surely sport Snapdragon 820 this year.
LG G Pad II 10.1 was officially announced today, just a few days later to the 8-inch version. The G Pad II 8 version was initially announced as a South-Asian exclusive. It has a pretty underwhelming tech construction with its Snapdragon 210 processor with 1.5 Gigs of RAM and full size USB port plus a stylus. The 10 inch version seems to be something better and, of course, bigger.
Why is LG G Pad II 10 different?
LG G Pad II 10.1 acts as a whole different thing because it is trying to sport more actual features than its smaller sister. It uses a 1920x2000p screen, which is basically the lowest resolution a 10-inch tablet should have to consider itself any good.
The rest of the specs don’t sound that bad either: Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, Android 5.1.1 and 16GB of storage plus a microSD card. Everything is powered by a 7400 mAh battery AND you can get it in purple or brilliant bronze. The cameras are kinda the lowest score for the LG G Pad tablet: a primary 5MP camera plus a 2MP front snapper.
The LG G Pad II 10.1 does have some interesting and “unique” features like a reader mode where the blue light of the screen is decreased, and a multi-window mode. The device will have pre-loaded Microsoft Office apps and it gets 100 GB of free storage on the OneDrive system. It is available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions.
LG’s mid-range tablet will be available in Europe, Asia and North America, but we have no details regarding its price at the moment.
OnePlus 2 will not make its appearance in North America as soon as you thought. Even if things didn’t go that well for the Chinese manufacturer at its launch, the device is still seeing a great wave of newcomers on the invite waiting list. But the waiting is only going to get longer, at least for some regions of the world. OnePlus announced that the North American shipments of its newest device will be delayed for 2 to 3 weeks.
People who already have an invite will be able to get their OnePLus 2 smartphone starting tomorrow (August 11th), but you will have to give it a day or two for the package to physically reach your home. If you are from North America, your money is good too, but you won’t get the product as soon as the rest of the world. It will simply not ship to Canada and the US until production is back on track.
What is OnePlus 2 all about?
If you are considering getting an invite for one of these “flagship breaker” smartphones – as the Chinese are branding it – , you should know what it’s made of, right?
The device has a 5.5” Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen at 1080 x 1920 pixels, which brings it to 401 pixel density. You get Android 5.1 with an Oxygen UI, the proprietary software OnePlus has been using since earlier this year, after the fallout with Cyanogen. There’s also a 13MP main camera with a 5MP secondary sensor in the front.
Everything is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) SoC paired with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 16 or 64 GB of space. There is no MicroSD card support for the device. Everything is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Another interesting aspect of the OnePlus 2 is the microUSB v2.0 Type-C reversible connector. The smartphone accepts dual-nano SIMs.
Snapdragon 820 was recently leaked and its specs seem to wash away some of that shame Qualcomm has been enduring since the beginning of 2015. If you are a casual fan of Android you must have at least heard of the heating issues surrounding Snapdragon 810 at the beginning of this year and at Samsung Galaxy S6’s launch. The newest SoC (MSM 8996) could put Qualcomm back in league with the good guys.
Snapdragon 820 will be the first to use Qualcomm’s newest ARM core called Hydra. The leaks seen so far mention that the SoC will have a 35% increase in performance compared to the Cortex-A57 ARM reference core, even if it will be a quad-core chip and not a hyped octa-core.
When it comes to the GPU support, the Qualcomm 820 Soc uses an Adreno 530 which assures future users of 40% improvement in performance with a 30% efficiency boost. It will also be based on 14nm architecture, which is an improvement from the 20nm Snapdragon 810 used. This should help the SoC keep a lower heat at higher clock speeds.
The SoC will support cameras up to 28MP with low-level sensors and programmable DSP, and LPDDR4 memory. Snapdragon 820 should launch to OEMs at the end of 2015, but we will probably see it on next year’s flagships.
There may be some new Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 devices coming at us this year, maybe as soon as next month. This is why some rumors have already spread and there are even some very detailed leaks floating around on the Interwebs. One of these leaks comes from GizmoChina where the specs for the new Google devices may have been exposed.
The new LG Nexus 5 phone is rumored to have a 5.2” 1080p P-OLED screen and it will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 620 processor accompanied by up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage with no microSD slot support. It will have a non-removable 3180 mAh battery, a 13MP camera on the back with an f/1.8 aperture lens and optical image stabilization, plus a 4MP front camera.
There is also a rumor regarding the fingerprint scanner located into a rear power button, but nothing is really sure yet.
The Nexus 5 should have an aluminum frame and chamfered edges plus a plastic back cover and front-facing stereo speakers.
Nexus 6 2nd edition – premium feel at an affordable price
The other leaked device, a Huawei Nexus – possibly a new Nexus 6 – has a 5.7” WQHD AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 620 (or possibly a Snapdragon 808/820). It is rumored to present a unibody design made of metal plus a 21MP primary camera and Rezence/WiPower wireless charging features.
Both devices are supposed to charge wirelessly and via quick charging and they support NFC. The new Nexus 5 should cost around $300-400, whereas the other device should be a little more expensive.
You should take this news with a grain or two of salt, as GizmoChina did not reveal a source for this information, which means some of it can be fake. If it is accurate though, this could present some interesting new devices to the flagship market.
LG G Pad F 8.0 is one of the newest iterations from the South-Korean manufacturer and it will get on the US market as soon as May 29th. F is a pretty strange letter for a line of products but it appears that LG thought it would be a great denominator between these mid-range devices and its more popular G series.
G Pad F 8.0 is an AT&T exclusive; a tablet that will sell for $149.99 paired with a two-year contract or $250 for a 20-months interest-free installment plan that spreads the 20 monthly payments to $12.50 each. The full price of the device is roughly around $250 as well.
This 8” tablet has a HD+ screen at 1600×900p resolution and sports a stylus, plus a full-sized USB port, making it perfect for pairing with a PC accessory or even external storage. Under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 400 processor with some RAM, a 5 MP camera and 16GB of storage paired with a MicroSD slot. It’s all powered by a 4200 mAh battery.
It is notable to mention that the device will probably run on a LG-flavored Lollipop version and it has QPair, a feature that allows answering calls and texts on paired AT&T smartphones.