Barcelona, Feb 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker LeEco has announced the sale of its first smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset — Le Max Pro, a month after the device was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas.
The company made the announcement on Monday at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona, the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain.
The new generation mobile phone is priced at approximately Rs.21,000 and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow system topped with LeEco’s eUI.
“As the new generation of LeEco’s superphone, it sets three worldwide industry benchmarks – the first Android smartphone with Snapdragon 820 chipset, ultrasonic Sense ID fingerprint scanner, and 802.11ad connectivity,” a company statement said.
Qualcomm released its Snapdragon 820 chipset last year.
Le Max Pro shares many similarities with its predecessor, Le Max, which was launched in India early this year and started the open sale earlier this month.
The new device sports a 21MP rear-facing camera unit with Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual ISP support. The 4 MP unit up front is accompanied by 81.6-degree wide-angle lens with f/2.0 aperture.
The device also comes with 4GB RAM and UFS 2.0 flash storage, which is currently the fastest mobile storage technology available in the world.
The company has also announced to hold its global brand property LeEco Day in India on Thursday on the e-commerce platform Flipkart.