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.


Simon Hill

Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Galaxy Note 5.