Qualcomm got everyone talking today during its press event at CES in Las Vegas.
The first reason was its automotive version of the Snapdragon 820 chip called Snapdragon 820Am. It is capable of simultaneously processing huge amounts of data. It can track the driver’s movements via sensors and cameras and output picture on a few 4K displays. The chip also provides real-time navigation and assistance as would be expected.
The second and surprising reason being its choice to showcase the vanilla smartphone version of the Snapdragon 820 chip — the Chinese company Letv, a late entrant even in the Chinese smartphone market.
The Letv Le Max Pro will feature an ultrasonic fingerprint technology made possible by the chipset and will support WiFi. More details about the phone will come with its official release.
The Snapdragon 820 features a custom-designed 2.2GHz quad-core Kryo processor, a better Adreno 530 GPU, Quick Charge 3.0, tri-band Wi-Fi, LTE Cat.12 connectivity, among many other novelties.