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New Pantech Vega Iron is official

Pantech's new 5 inch Vegra Iron smartphone has cropped up on the official Pantech webpage, confirming some of the rumors about the new smartphone.
April 18, 2013
Pantech Vega Iron

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces about Pantech’s new Vega Iron handset over the past few days, but now we can finally confirm some of the rumors, as the phone has shown up in a press release on the official Pantech website.

The translated web page confirms some of the specifications we’d expected, and also highlights some of the phone’s software features.

The unbelievably sleek looking Vega Iron has a 5-inch 720p display and comes with a speedy 1.7Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip as rumored. This puts it in direct competition with the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 when it comes to processing power and screen size, but the display resolution is a tad disapointing.

Pantech’s Vega Iron also comes with everything else you’d expect from a high spec device; 802.11n WiFi, LTE compatibility, and both 13MP front and 2.1MP rear cameras. The handset also has 2Gb RAM, 32Gb of built in storage, and support for a massive 2Tb of additional storage via SD Card, if you can actually find a card with that much memory. The Pantech Vega Iron has dimensions of 136.3 x 67.6 x 8.8mm and weighs in at 153g.

Sadly the rumoured 2150 mAh battery also turns out to be true, leaving the handset somewhat lacking when it comes to battery life.

The product page also mentions a couple of features that we hadn’t previously noticed. The front camera supports “Gaze Recognitition”, which can be used to automatically scroll the screen and pause videos. The phone also includes an “Intelligent Camera” function to help pick the optimum shooting mode based on your environment.

The Vega Iron will ship with Jelly Bean 4.1.2, and will be available in either black or white. Now we’ll just have to wait and see which carriers will be offering the handset, and how much it will cost.