A few days ago we reported that Pantech was preparing to unveil its latest premium smartphone, the Pantech Vega Iron, with 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor and 13 megapixel rear camera. As expected the South Korean manufacturer officially introduced the phone to the world in a press release on its website. The announcement confirms the vast majority of previously rumored specs and also reveals details earlier unknown. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Pantech Vega Iron.
Pantech Vega Iron Android Smartphone
Pantech’s latest creation is a truly high-end device. The Pantech Vega Iron measures just 5.37 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches (136.3 x 67.7 x 8.8 mm), yet it comes with a huge 5-inch display. It was possible thanks to incredibly thin 2.4-mm side bezels. The display takes up 75.5% of the front panel and, as Pantech claims, it is “highest full-screen aspect ratio” ever achieved on a smartphone. Resolution leaves a little to be desired, though. Instead of the rumored 1920 x 1080 pixels you will get 720p resolution. As far as processing power is concerned, the Vega Iron’s 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor puts the phone on par with the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.
The phone is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front cameras, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. It supports up to 2 TB microSD cards for storage expansion, which sounds impressive, except that finding such a card might be somewhat challenging. In addition to 4G LTE support and standard Wi-Fi, the Vega Iron also boasts Gigabit Wi-Fi which is believed to offer up to four times faster transfer than LTE networks. The phone will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Pantech’s skin on top. New functions include Intelligent Camera and Gaze Recognition. The latter is a feature that strikingly resembles Smart Scroll and Smart Video introduces with the Samsung Galaxy S4.