Pantech’s first HD touch screen in America, the Discover, was launched in January on AT&T and offered great specs at a very affordable price. Now Verizon Wireless is going to get its share too. How do we know? Because the Pantech Perception is being tested at the Federal Communications Commission as we speak and the documents say it will be headed to Big Red. The handset has been mentioned before with a press render accompanying the news, but so far it has not been officially announced neither by Pantech nor by Verizon.
Pantech Perception 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless
The FCC confirms that the Pantech Perception will come with 4G LTE connectivity in addition to CDMA and GSM for roaming, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The handset will also feature NFC and an 8 megapixel rear camera with flash. As mentioned in the draft user manual, the phone may come with other features such as microSD card support, Wi-Fi Direct, HFMI, and DLNA, but there is no confirmation whether this is true.
The Pantech Perception 4G LTE is rumored to feature a 720p HD touch screen, a 4.8-inch unit like the one used in the Pantech Discover being one option. It may also be driven by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, possibly the MSM8960 S4. At the FCC the handset had a little photo session. As you can see, it has no Verizon logo but it will change when the Perception arrives at Verizon stores near the end of March. The pricing has not been disclosed and let’s keep our fingers crossed for it to be as enticing as the Discover’s.