Pantech’s second generation Vega Note may be first to use Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 810

Pantech’s second generation Vega Note may be first to use Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 810
Media in Korea is reporting that Pantech is working on a successor to the Vega Note phablet, and that it will be among the first devices to pack Qualcomm’s recently announced 64-bit CPU, the Snapdragon 810.

As we reported last month, the Snapdragon 810 is a beast, utilizing the big.LITTLE design and incorporating an Adreno 430 GPU. This chipset will handle 4K video at 30 frame-per-second, and LTE-Advanced up to 300Mbps.

Qualcomm announced that this silicon will be available to manufacturers later this year, with the expectation that we will see devices equipped with the new processors sometime in the first half of 2015. What is notable about the reports coming out of Asia is that this new Pantech will be released in the second half of this year.

The new Vega Note is said to have a 6-inch 1440x2560 display to show off all the graphic prowess of the new chipset. There may also be some features to help keep the motor cool while being put to work. Pantech’s flagships typically do not see wide distribution outside of Asia, so while it may make headlines if it is the first to debut a new Vega Note with a new Snapdragon 810, we are not holding our breath that it will make its way stateside.

sources: BodNara (translated) via G4Games and IntoMobile

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55 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So Qualcomm 810 chips will be available to manufacturers this year, but supposedly not available in production volume until next year. And 805 chips are starting to ship in a few months? It seems that the 801 chip really could have been skipped.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So there is not a single Oems using straight A15 quad core socs without A7

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because A15 is so power consuming that your battery would die with an hour of use without the A7 cores.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I know but just imagine how powerful it would be

52. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It would be just as powerful as current A15 SoCs with big.Little. Just because there are A7 cores doesn't mean the A15 cores can't use their full potential. If anything, the SoCs using big.Little and heterogeneous multi-processing are more powerful than just straight A15 SoCs, because not only can all the A15 cores be on, but the A7 cores can be used with them.

14. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the 801 is a straight A15 quadcore.

23. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

did you mean snapdragon 801? there is no A15 there. it was custom Krait. the only SoC i know did not using A15 with A7 was T4 and upcoming TK1 (32 bit). the companion 'ninja' core is still based on the same A15. and unlike big.LITTLE nvidia small core are not visible to the OS.

32. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

My bad, your right!

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Impossible at 2.5Ghz it would rinse battery like berzerk said even more faster It's to powerful to run even at 1.3Ghz alone itself

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

A Snapdragon 805 device should come out within a month. They're already available to OEMs for testing, and Qualcomm said they should be out by the second half of the year. It really does seem like HTC and Samsung could have delayed their flagships a couple months to use the 805, and we would have seen something new rather than a higher clocked version of the same chip that's been used for almost a year.

6. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The only major OEM that release in the second half is LG. The 801 and 805 have different GPU. If both HTC and Samsung would have to delay for much more then a couple of month. The software itself would have to be rewritten for the new GPU. It is not as easy was just putting in s different chip and go.

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5645; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google might release another Nexus after the G3, except the Nexus series rumored to be ending :( And Sony will also release a Z (maybe another Z Ultra?) in the second half, they have a 6 month release cycle And the Note 4 will be released in the second half and maybe HTC's phablet

53. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If HTC and Samsung had intended on using the 805 in their flagships as soon as they heard from Qualcomm about it, they would have had enough time to write software to support it. Qualcomm announced the 805 and said that OEMs were already testing it, so that means they would have had at least 6 months with it by now.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hahaha man-o-man, SoC for Android smartphones are on a "F---ing" roll baby. 801 chips along with the 805's are yesterdays telegraphic technology... Don't even blink your eyes or you'll be behind these days. O.o a green thumb from me 0xFFFF

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah, Qualcomm's 2015 processors should finally catch up to the A7 Cyclone. Of course, the A9 will be bearing down on them by that point.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So what is a A7 Cyclone Dual core 1.3Ghz it's not a A15 cause running A15 at 1.3Ghz without A7 that means A7 is a weak Cpu comparing it to A15 which can't be active due to power and performance So a 1500mah battery keeps this A7 cyclone going It's still not rinsing the battery So how the he'll could this A7 be powerful than the A15 lmfao Forget about 6 pipelines who gives a jack when it comes to raw pure muscle power the A15 kills the weak rubbish A7

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Umm, you couldn't possibly be more wrong. You're talking about A15 like it's something, and I'm talking about real power that has more in common with the A57. The A7 has headroom to spare in comparison to today's Qualcomm junk, but Apple has chosen to keep it under clocked to keep it from destroying the battery because it doesn't NEED to go like a scalded dog to be powerful.

37. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ohh that A7 64bit "advanced" chipset on ipad air which still lags on ios 7. How great is apple. Snapdragon FTW.

50. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So that's either under voltage instead using high TDP it's using very low TDP also A15 requires a mini fan to coolant it down

17. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

the "A7" that napalm was talking about was apple's A7, not ARM's A7. for all intents and purposes, the A7 is on even footing with the snapdragon 800 (both score evenly on benchmarks. around 2500 for geekbench, whereas the 801 scores around 3000) ALSO- Clockspeed is not a determinant of performance between chips. some chips can accomplish more with less clock cycles.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5645; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What do you mean catch up? The 800 has always been faster in CPU benchmarks and app opening test The 801 is now also faster GPU benchmarks The only benchmarks the A7 tops are browser benchmarks because Safari has a better JavaScript engine than Chrome

21. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

"The only benchmarks the A7 tops are browser benchmarks because Safari has a better JavaScript engine than Chrome" that correct, and a pain in the arse. Chrome needs to get it together.

39. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

" Apple didn't build a Krait/Silvermont competitor, it built something much closer to Intel's big cores. At the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple referred to the A7 as being "desktop class" - it turns out that wasn't an exaggeration." "Looking at Cyclone makes one thing very clear: the rest of the players in the ultra mobile CPU space didn't aim high enough. I wonder what happens next round." These are Anand Lal Shimpi's exact words. Cyclone is far more capable than anything else on the market, which is why I said "catch up." http://www.anandtech.com/show/7910/apples-cyclone-microarchitecture-detailed

44. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Do you have any link about that? Because in every page I read the Cyclone was faster, both on opening apps and brosing. Also the GPU benchmarks are over Adreno 330 in some cases: EG: Manhattan offscreen test in GFXbench.http://gfxbench.com/result.jsp The only tests where Snapdragos 800/801 are better are in perfect multithreded benchmarks, which are not precisely the best representation of real workloads.

45. vincelongman

Posts: 5645; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The A7 CPU is faster in single core, e.g. Geekbench single core And faster browser, e.g. Sunspider, Kraken, Octane The 800/801 CPU is faster in multi core, e.g. Geekbench multi core and 3DMark Physics Both are both equally important Single core is important for basically everything Multi core is important for multi tasking and heavy loads, e.g. gaming For GPU the A7 is faster in GFXBench Manhattan/T-Rex For GPU the 800/801 is faster in 3DMark, BaseMark X, GFXBench ALU/Alpha blending/Fill rate For GPU I think its like how some games run better on AMD GPU and some run better on Nvidia GPUs Linkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX3mCvJeVN8http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review/7

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But ios is much lighter than Android The Android platform runs on Linux and ios runs on Unix Darwin platform which is half lighter than Android and need half less resources of Cpu Gpu

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Say what?! People these days talk like a big mouth without knowledge.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Everyone talking about S801 S805, but no one talks about A15 or Tegra4 nor does anyone talk about PowerVrSgxRouge Gpu which are much better than A430

10. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I dont think it will better than A430 much ~ As efficiency of both GPU is really really bad compare to A430 ~ So no point to talk about it ~

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A430 produces around 170 gigaflops and PvrRouge at 270gigaflop Forget about efficiency if you deploy a 4000mah that would be more than enough to push high end PvrRouge

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