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Pantech Vega Iron 2 pictured in the wild, it may not have a Snapdragon 805 CPU after all

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Pantech Vega Iron 2 pictured in the wild, it may not have a Snapdragon 805 CPU after all
We first saw the unannounced Pantech Vega Iron 2 in March, when a report form China had it that the handset could feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC. Now the smartphone appeared again, this time in white, in a set of hands-on photos.

According to Korean website Ruliweb, the new Vega Iron will not have a Snapdragon 805 heart, instead coming with a Snapdragon 801 chipset (which is already used by companies like Samsung, HTC and Sony in their flagship smartphones). The website also notes that the upcoming Pantech handset is 7.9mm thin, while featuring a 5.3-inch 1080p AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,140 mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat will be on board. Like the Vega Iron from last year, the Iron 2 has a metal frame that should provide a solid build.

According to the official Pantech Vega Facebook page, the Vega Iron 2 will be announced “soon.” So it won’t be long until we get to know if the handset’s going to be available internationally, or only in South Korea (Pantech’s home country).

If the Vega Iron 2 isn’t using a Snapdragon 805 CPU, it looks like another Pantech handset will: the IM-A888S, which supposedly sports a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display. More details as we get them.


sources: Ruliweb, Vega (Facebook)

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posted on 02 May 2014, 21:00 3

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's a pity that Pantech never release their phones outside of South Korea, they make pretty good phones. I wonder where can I get this beast?

posted on 03 May 2014, 07:26

8. papss (unregistered)


Att carried some of their phones.. all were low quality of course.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:00

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2045; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The last roadmap I read indicated that the 805 was intended for devices to be available in the late summer / early fall. So it wouldn't be surprising if phones coming out now are using the 801 chips.

posted on 02 May 2014, 21:33 1

3. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Fed up with these A9 Cortex

It's 2014 the year for A15 Tegra4 Exynos5

posted on 03 May 2014, 17:04

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2045; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Qualcomm is having troubles making a good A15-derived design. That is why they are using the basic design from ARM in their upcoming 64-bit chips.

Samsung ran into some problems with power usage. Nvidia has a good design with the K1, but it also uses too much power. The two core version of the K1 showed promise, but Nvidia for whatever reason, isn't focusing on this configuration.

Leaves the door open for Intel, but x86 has largely been a bust in mobile and Intel made the mistake of not licensing ARM. Imagine where Intel could have been with ARM chips -- running on 22nm now and 14nm later this year.

posted on 02 May 2014, 22:10 1

4. atilahc (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


galaxy note, is you?

posted on 02 May 2014, 22:27

5. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Galaxy s2 and an HTC phone had a baby

posted on 03 May 2014, 05:42

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 357; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


What's up with the upper right corner? Also, no MicroSD slot?

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:49

7. simon16 (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 May 2014)


i don't like the design

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