Mysterious Pantech device visits AnTuTu, packs Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, and a QHD (1440x2560) display

Mysterious Pantech device visits AnTuTu, packs Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, and a QHD (1440x2560) display
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.

source: AnTuTu via G for Games



1. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

Just release the 64 Bit Processor already. Apple already has one, let's clean house.

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

they are waiting for 20nm, its not financially viable start making a new architecture in 28nm so close to the end. Apple released a 64bit because they were still at 32nm used the jump to 28nm to introduce the new architecture.

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Vega Iron 2 is being announced on March 24th, Korea I believe.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It puzzles me why Qualcomm put effort into the 801 instead of pushing up the release of the 805. While it's not 64-bit, it's a lot faster than the 801, especially the GPU. Perhaps Qualcomm would like to segment the market so phones like the Galaxy S5, HTC One, etc., won't be flagships any longer, just upper mid-range phones.

4. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

G33 probably

5. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013


6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Ralph De LA Vega?

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

OT: PA you still don't have news about the One plus One? It is officially unveiled already.GSMArena already have news about it...

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009


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