Pantech makes the 5.9-inch Vega No. 6 official, the world’s umpteen Full HD smartphone

by: AdrianJanuary 28, 2013

Pantech Vega No. 6

Do you remember how excited we all were when we first heard word about 1080p smartphones? It was like we were seven again, it was Christmas morning, and, instead getting the same old candy canes and toy cars as always, we got… ponies.

I mean, sweets and toys were fine too, but getting a pony was the dream. Like seeing a Full HD smartphone seemed the dream in the tech world a while back. But then everyone got a pony and it suddenly started to feel less special. Like ponies were the new candy canes.

Still, if there’s anyone out there in the market for a “pony” and somehow HTC’s Droid DNA, Sony’s Xperia Z, Huawei’s Ascend D2 and all the others don’t feel like the one, you might want to meet the Pantech Vega No. 6 as well.

The newest Full HD phone has been unveiled in Korea just moments ago. As expected, the big guy crosses the very thin line between phone and tablet, boasting a humongous 5.9-inch display. It’s more like a one-year old stallion than a pony if you will, although it falls short of the world’s biggest “phablet” title (that still goes to Huawei’s Ascend Mate).

Pantech Vega No. 6-2

But talk is cheap, especially when our pony metaphor is getting old, which is why we’d rather just give you the thing you’re most interested in – Pantech Vega No.6’s specs:

  • 5.9-inch Natural IPS Pro LCD panel with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of on-board storage
  • MicroSDXC support for expanding the memory up to 2 TB (note that the best current MicroSDXC cards on the market hold up to 256GB)
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Flux UX
  • 13 MP rear-facing camera
  • 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • GPS, T-DMB, USB 2.0
  • 3,140 mAh battery
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass
  • 158.6 x 83.2 x 9.9 mm dimensions
  • 209 grams weight

Pantech Vega No. 6-3

And now, something that I know you’re even more interested in – pricing. According to official sources, the 5.9-incher will start selling in Korea next month for 849,000 won, or around $795. That’s the outright price, of course, with SK Telecom, KT and LG U+ all set to offer the beast in subsidized flavors as well.

But how about the rest of the world? Well, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Pantech is not exactly a household name in the industry outside Asia, so we don’t think they’ll be taking a risk with the Mambo No.5   Vega No.6 in the US or Europe. Then again, after Discover’s debut on AT&T, the company’s reputation in the States seems to have gotten a major boost, so why not allow ourselves to dream?

Pantech Vega No. 6-4

The other more important question we have to answer is whether or not the Vega No.6 can perform against the other 1080p “stallions”. There’s nothing special about this bad boy when it comes to its CPU, GPU, RAM, software, cameras or connectivity options, whereas the battery sounds okay, but not great.

The microSD support is definitely a plus, while the design is mediocre at best. We don’t have anything against the way the Vega looks in the official pics, but what’s up with that weight? 209 grams? That’s massive, folks. Not to mention we’re still not taken with the idea of carrying a 5.9-inch slab of silicon around. Or are you?

  • Midon

    2 TB micro sd slot? I think your head was still with the ponies when you wrote that…

  • Blowntoaster

    another Snapdragon…another Full HD LCD…another similar design.
    Which is why Samsung Galaxy S4’s are gonna sell like hotcakes when it is launched with it’s rumored Full HD Amoled and Octa Processor. Just because it’s different from everyone else…I’m starting to think rumors are there to get consumers to hold back until the product they really want is launched. Smart Samsung…

    • pika

      you’re right…… i thought that’s deigned so terrible but now….
      it was good choice samsung. well done.

  • Johann Archer

    There is nooooooo wayyyyy i’ll want that. 5.5 is the biggest i want.

  • 209 grams? That’s massive, folks.


    I guess I better start lifting tuna in tin cans. 2 of them should weigh similar to this phone! :D

  • Looks like the Vegan 6. Nothing new and unique about this though, like others have said.

  • MasterMuffin

    Dude, you wanted a pony? Manly :D

    • Adrian Diaconescu

      Haven’t you ever heard of a poetic license? I obviously concocted that phony story in order to make a point… That said, yeah, I really, really, really wanted a pony when I was little.

      • MasterMuffin

        Oh okay :)

  • onicici

    whoah 2TB SDXC support!!
    shut up and take my money! (….if they ever relased in my country >.< )

  • whoknowswhereor

    I think this is nice. Pantech actually makes quality devices.

  • SoLzz

    dude its true …about the 2 tb thing.chcek in google