Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 has been in the talks since late last year when it was initially announced. The unfortunate part is, its only the talks in which the processor has featured, defying predictions from gurus who said that the likes of Galaxy S5 (and other H1 ’14 flagships) would have the SoC.
A lot of the devices that were expected to feature the Snapdragon 805 eventually came out with either the Snapdragon 801 or the Snapdragon 800 itself. Nonetheless, this has not deterred lesser known manufacturers like Pantech to approach the fabricator to make a deal with Qualcomm for the Snapdragon 805. Word going around suggests that the Korean smart device manufacturer might well be the first OEM to produce a Snapdragon 805 embedded smartphone, the Pantech Vega Iron 2.
The Snapdragon 805, for those not yet aware, houses a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU along with an Adreno 420 graphics chip. What’s surprising here is that the Pantech Vega Iron 2 might well be a Korea-only device, if we go by what GSMArena has to say. However, out of the 4 variants that the device is scheduled to feature in (M-A910S, M-A910K, M-A910L, and M-A910D), one is expected to be completely unlocked (M-A910D), which suggests that Pantech might be looking at the global market.
Besides reportedly having a Snapdragon 805 at its disposal, the Pantech Vega Iron 2 is said to feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display along with 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB storage, 13 mega-pixel front / 3 mega-pixel rear cameras, on-board LTE and a 2800mAh battery.