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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