Pantech Vega Iron: Samsung Galaxy S4 competitor has name, launch date

April 15, 2013
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    More details about the Pantech Vega Iron, the “bezel-less” device considered by many to be a serious competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S4, have emerged.

    As you may remember, some details had been rumored already about the new device, but now Pantech’s flagship has a name: the Pantech Vega Iron. The new device is expected to launch, according to the invitation you can see above, on April 18th.

    My Drivers, the site that posted the invitation to the Pantech event, says that the new device’s design will be narrower than the one of the Galaxy S4 – its width will be 7.9 milimeters, as compared to the 8.8 milimeters of the S4. This should be achieved by using the “bezel-less” design that was mentioned in the previous report for the 5-inch Full HD screen. GizChina suggests that the design will be similar to recent Nokia devices, but we’ll have to wait a few more days to see exactly what Pantech has in store for us.

    As far as specifications go, the source mentions a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of RAM memory, as well as a 13-megapixel camera, with the battery being a 2150mAh one, as previously reported. The new smartphone will run Android 4.1.2.

    With Pantech a big name in its native South Korea, making pretty interesting devices (such as the Vega No. 6), we can just hope that they start getting them to the rest of the world, too.

    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      Why do they make an otherwise great phone but then they put 2150 mAh battery in it…

    • MasterMuffin

      Why do they make an otherwise great phone but then they put 2150 mAh battery in it…

    • ?

      PRICE?

    • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

      Bigger battery and I’m sold. Bezel-less devices are the future, if the software is assist in knowing when a thumb or finger graces the display’s periphery accidentally.

    • http://twitter.com/Leeleee971 Leelee

      7.9 mm for the GS4 :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Martin/100000322308783 Joshua Martin

      You call this a competitor? It’s inferior on most, if not all fronts to the S4

    • Arsenal™

      the name’s cool
      not the battery

    • s2weden2000

      ch0ice
      “in comparison to the vEgetable company”

    • http://www.facebook.com/will.stewart.585559 Will Stewart

      I hope the battery is removable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mohd.danial.75 Mohd Danial

      Correction, 7.9mm for S4, i dont see the difference.. no bezel and haz bezel.

    • http://www.facebook.com/BJ.van.Beethoven Ben Edwards

      You can’t really advertise something as a Galaxy S4 competitor until you’re willing to release it globally. Sure the phone may be better (which I don’t think this will be anyway) but it will never reach as many hands as the Samsung because it simply isn’t available to as many markets.

      • vampyren

        Also they need to provide timely update and support.
        So basically they won’t be able to compete with a giant like Samsung.

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