The Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 may very well be the hottest piece of silicon on the market right now, but many are holding their breath for what is truly the company's next-gen processor -- the Snapdragon 805 with a new, improved Adreno 420 GPU. Earlier rumors had South Korean Pantech at the helm of the race to first get the new chip in a device, and AnTuTu's benchmarking suite has just caught a whiff of such a device.
According to the pass, the Pantech device (model number IM-A888S) is packing quite the internals in addition to that powerful SoC. The display (of unknown size) is of the super-crisp, QHD type (1440x2560 pixel resolution), and there are also 3 gigs of RAM on board. All together, these internals added up to a score of 36970 points, which is pretty decent considering this is likely an early prototype that's potentially lacking optimizations. Further still, do keep in mind that the chip inside has to push four times the number of pixels compared to your conventional smartphone with 720p display (thus the Quad in QHD).
Lastly, while the initial information had an upcoming sequel to the Pantech Vega Iron as the likely receiver of the first Snapdragon 805 processor, it will appear that the honor will actually go to a successor to the Pantech Vega LTE-A (IM-A880S), at least judging by the similarity of Pantech's internal naming conventions. In any case, we're likely still several months from devices with Qualcomm's latest.