I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with Pantech’s current line-up of Android phones, but you might want to take note of the South Korean manufacturer’s latest efforts. We’ve seen a bunch of Pantech handhelds unveiled or leaked in the last couple of months and they all looked decent to us.
The Vega S5 seemed like a true contender for the title of world’s most powerful smartphone back in July. The Verizon-bound Star Q 4G LTE promised to provide a good balance between functionality, speed and decent price, and the Marauder looked like the perfect mid-ranger.
Now a new phone has been teased by Pantech and, although we know nothing official about it, we’re already pretty excited. Called the “Flex”, this new handheld has been brought to the public attention in a rather unusual and creative way. The 4G LTE-enabled device for AT&T will be unveiled at the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City, Maryland. Now you might ask yourselves, “What do skateboarding and surfing have to do with Pantech and Android smartphones?”
Well, we’re not exactly sure, but we’re guessing Pantech will be unveiling the Flex at the popular and unconventional extreme sporting event to try to get the attention of young tech enthusiasts. But to do so, they’ll need a unique, elegant and cool device, which is why we’re curious to see this mysterious “Flex”.
Pantech seems to have spent quite a lot of money to get involved in this Dew Tour, considering that professional skateboarder Bucky Lasek and BMX competitor Brett Banasiewicz will represent “Team Pantech” at the sporting event. This is yet another reason why we’re ready to bet the Flex will be truly something special.
Said to be released “in the coming months”, the Pantech Flex has no shred of official information tied to its name, be it a detail about its future spec sheet, pricing or exact availability. Engadget is suspecting the Flex to be the P9090 Magnus spotted getting FCC certification a while back, but that doesn’t reveal much about specs either. The Magnus was seen sporting LTE bands, NFC compatibility and is supposed to be coming with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, but that’s all we know.
Based on the gadget’s name, we could go out on a limb and suspect the Flex might be released with some sort of a bendable display. Then again, we are yet to see such a phone outed, even from big guys like Samsung, so it’s hard to believe someone like Pantech was able to get the ball rolling on the technology so soon.
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait much longer to find out something official about the Flex, with the Dew Tour event in Ocean City starting today and ending on August 19. Stay tuned!