Pantech says its Vega Racer 2 Android LTE phone is “the best”, but can’t get enough Qualcomm chips for it
Pantech has announced that its latest high-end Android smartphone, the Vega Racer 2, will become available in South Korea starting next week.
The company believes the new handset is “the best”, and its quality is “second to none” – even when compared to Apple’s and Samsung’s smartphones. The Vega Racer 2 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features: a 4.8 inch HD display, LTE connectivity, ceramic coating, 8MP rear camera, voice recognition, a 2,020 mAh battery, and a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.
You’ve probably heard until now that Qualcomm is having troubles with supplying enough S4 chips to its partners. Well, this will hurt Pantech, too. According to The Korea Herald, Pantech CEO Park Byeong-yeop said:
“Due to the lack of chip supply, we had to lower the sales goal for the new phone. For now, we aim to secure a similar level of market share to our [first] hit phone Vega Racer.”
The first Pantech Vega Racer was sold in 1.7 million units in Korea.
Pantech plans to introduce the Vega Racer 2 in the US next month (June), but it didn’t say via what carriers. It remains to be seen if, with the chip shortage problem, the handset will make any impact on the US market.