You can hardly fail to be impressed at what AT&T is offering with the Pantech Discover. This is a 4G LTE smartphone running Android 4 ICS with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 4.8-inch 720p TFT display, and a 12.6MP rear-facing camera, all for $50 on a two-year contract.
It also has a 2MP front-facing camera, support for NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, DLNA, and Wi-Fi. It has 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. It also has a hefty 2,100 mAh battery. All in all it’s a neat package.
The Pantech Discover will also be the first smartphone to feature AT&T’s DriveMode app which can auto-reply to texts, emails and calls when you are busy driving. Nothing revolutionary, but it could prove handy and anything that discourages people from texting while driving has to be a good thing.
Pantech isn’t exactly a sexy name in the world of Android smartphones, but the specs and that low price tag are definitely enough to merit giving it a look. We’ll bring you the lowdown on its real world performance just as soon as we can get a hands-on. If you want a hands-on yourself it’s available from Friday, January 11th.