Pantech Vega Iron 2 could be the world's first Snapdragon 805 smartphone

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 805 SoC back in November 2013, saying that devices based on it should be released in the first half of this year, possibly as soon as May. The first commercial handset to use this new and powerful processor could be Pantech's Vega Iron 2.

While the Vega Iron 2 hasn’t been officially introduced, it appeared in some leaked photos published by Chinese website TechOrz. Reportedly, its features - besides the alleged Snapdragon 805 heart - include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, 3MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB / 64 GB of internal memory, and a 2,800 mAh batter. The handset will probably run Android 4.4 KitKat.

Unlike the first Pantech Vega Iron, which was released last year as a Korea-only device, the new Vega Iron 2 might be available internationally. It seems that the handset has an IM-A910D model that could be launched in markets around the world. This remains to be confirmed, though.  

As a reminder, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset comes with four Krait 450 CPU cores clocked at 2.5 GHz, and an Adreno 420 GPU. We’ll probably see more smartphones and tablets based on it in the near future.

source: TechOrz (translated) via GSM Arena

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Vega Iron 2
  • Display 5.3" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(22h talk time)



1. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

801 and 805 both seemed to be 2.5GHz. Apart from the GPU how is 805 better?

4. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Probably it's faster app reactions and process reaction.

6. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

SD801 uses Krait 400 cores and SD805 uses Krait 450 cores. So that would mean higher IPC making SD805 faster even though it has same Clock. There are probably some other juicy things under the hood like higher camera bandwidth and faster memory support etc.

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

That looks like sony and htc one x..

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Camera bulge?

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014


10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

To ME this looks way better than the XPERIA Z2

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't think the 805 will have too much difference in performance to 801. Maybe a bit bigger difference than 801 and 800 which is already minimal.

7. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Damn Pantech has some good designs.

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I wish it came to North America

14. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I've seen a couple of Pantech phones on ATT stores. So I think coming here to NA is something possible.

15. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Wait you've seen the Korean Vega editions at AT&T??

17. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Errr.. I mean Pantech brand is not new to ATT network in USA...

27. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Yeah, a few at&t stores have pantech...usually the CHEAP flip phones that grandma & grandpa use ;)

28. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Those are Pantech's North American devices. The real ones are in Korea like the Vega series.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

A 2800mAh battery definitely seems on the small side for a 5.5" device with a 1080 screen. I hope the software is incredibly well optimized.

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

specs aren't confirmed yet

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good point.

24. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

A Korean report says the Pantech Vega Iron 2 will likely have a 3200 mAh battery.

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

Considering that I can't read any of that, I'll take your word for it.

12. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Great CPU, other specs is meh to me. Don't like the name, design is average. Find 7 over this.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

If that camear is flushed to the rear, I'm loving the design.. and if it's not, I'm not liking the design as much. Still, I hope it comes to the states (likely not). It looks like a really great phone!

19. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

i personally loved the vega irons design but the iron 2 is meh......i wish the iron line would reach the US, the only pantech phone i have had was a Pantech crossover and it was a decent phone for entry level.

22. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

For me the back design looks much more aesthetic than its predecessor. And you might want to wait if they have a white version to compare it with the Vega Iron. I don't know we'll have to see the real design few months from now.

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

it may get 805 but once sony,samsung htc and lg gets it,it's gonna be different story..

21. warren24

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Anybody that knows anything about Pantech knows its doing very bad. I find it highly unlikeyl that it'll find it a popular place in the U.S. Besides didnt the new chairperson say that he wanted Pantech to stay only in Korea for a while?

23. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

please release the pantech secret note internationally. i would definitely buy it with the increase screen estate compare to my note 3, otherwise waiting for note 4

25. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i thought pantech was filing bankruptsy..

26. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They have almost recovered with their secret note.

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