Pantech Vega Iron 2 announced with high-end specs, slim design

Today Pantech made the Vega Iron 2 official as its flagship smartphone for 2014. Pantech, you may remember, is South Korea’s third mobile device maker, always lurking in the shadows of Samsung and LG.

The new device is obviously the successor to the first Vega Iron from 2013, and it pairs some top notch specs with an interesting design, though its back does feature a faux leather finish very reminiscent of some Samsung devices from not long ago.

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The Pantech Vega Iron 2 has a 5.3-inch 1080p Full HD AMOLED touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3,220 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Its dimensions are 144.2×73.5×7.9 mm, and it weighs 153 grams.

The handset has a metal frame and, as you can see, does not come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor as was rumored at one time in the past. That said, it’s a high-end offering through and through. It should be out in Korea by the end of May in the color variations you can see above.

Like always when it comes to Pantech devices, it’s unlikely that this one will ever officially be sold outside of the company’s home market. And once again, that’s a shame, for this smartphone definitely looks the part, has great specs, is very thin, and will probably come with good battery life. Surely people in other countries would be interested in buying something like this.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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