Pantech Vega Iron 2 announced with high-end specs, slim design
May08

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...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, and Pantech Vega Iron 2 all rumored to be waterproof
Mar19

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, and Pantech Vega Iron 2 all rumored to be waterproof

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is waterproof and dustproof, being the first Samsung mainstream flagship device like that. The decision to make the S5 water and dust resistant undoubtedly had something to do with Sony’s past few flagships all coming with these features. And with that, Samsung also got rid of the need to launch a Galaxy S5 Active variation for its new flagship. Hence, the Galaxy S4 Active was probably an experiment for the...

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Pantech Vega Iron 2 may be the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, arrives in May
Mar10

Pantech Vega Iron 2 may be the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, arrives in May

Pantech is South Korea’s third smartphone maker, and the company clearly gets a lot less press than Samsung and LG. But that’s its own doing mainly, especially outside of its home market, since you can’t actually buy Pantech wares in most of the world. That’s a pity, though, for the company has released some truly interesting handsets over the past few years. And it’s bound to do so again very soon. The...

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Pantech’s Vega Iron 2 comes in April to compete with Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC M8
Jan16

Pantech’s Vega Iron 2 comes in April to compete with Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC M8

When you think about South Korea-based smartphone makers, the companies that spring into mind are probably Samsung and LG. But there’s a third one that is doing quite well in its native country – Pantech. It has made a few shy attempts at entering more markets (the US for example), but even in 2014 its operations are still primarily focused on Korea. Maybe that will change in the future, but we’ve been waiting for...

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Pantech announces 5.6″ Vega Secret Up with fingerprint reader. Wants to sell 1 million in Korea
Dec05

Pantech announces 5.6″ Vega Secret Up with fingerprint reader. Wants to sell 1 million in Korea

Pantech is South Korea’s third biggest smartphone maker, always playing catch-up with Samsung and LG but never really seeing great success outside of its home market. The company has unveiled a new phablet today. It’s called Vega Secret Up, and it’s meant to complement the Vega Secret Note in Pantech’s portfolio. The Secret Note has been doing pretty well, sales-wise, in Korea, and Pantech hopes that the Secret...

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Pantech plans a new 5 inch smartphone with fingerprint recognition sensor for December
Nov28

Pantech plans a new 5 inch smartphone with fingerprint recognition sensor for December

Pantech, South Korea’s third largest smartphone maker, is seemingly preparing the release of a new 5 inch high-end Android smartphone. Just like the 5.9 inch Vega Secret Note (available since October), the upcoming handset will have a fingerprint sensor on the back. According to ET News, the new Pantech device will be released next month. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many details about it, but we can assume that its 5 inch display...

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Pantech sells 200,000 Vega Secret Notes in Korea – this is a true Galaxy Note 3 competitor
Nov15

Pantech sells 200,000 Vega Secret Notes in Korea – this is a true Galaxy Note 3 competitor

Pantech released its Vega Secret Note phablet last month – only in South Korea. Since then, the company has sold more than 200,000 units in its home country, with at least 5,000 units being bought each day. This may allow Pantech to grab 15% of the Korean smartphone market share in Q4. Available in black and white, via all major South Korean carriers, the Vega Secret Note was seen as a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 competitor from the...

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5.9″ Pantech Vega Note gets photographed ahead of unveiling tomorrow, shows off its back
Oct09

5.9″ Pantech Vega Note gets photographed ahead of unveiling tomorrow, shows off its back

Tomorrow Pantech will announce its very own entry into the phablet space, the Vega Note. Pantech is the third largest Korean handset maker, always overshadowed by Samsung and LG. The Pantech Vega Note got on our radar a week ago, when the company sent out invites for its press conference on October 10. And today the first live images showing the handset in the wild have appeared over at G4Games.   As you can see, the Vega Note...

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Pantech will announce Vega Note 5.9″ LTE-A phablet on October 10th
Oct02

Pantech will announce Vega Note 5.9″ LTE-A phablet on October 10th

Phablets, phablets, phablets. It seems that a day doesn’t go by without someone launching their own phablet, with ever bigger screen. And for Pantech, 5.6” display on Vega  LTE-A is not enough. They have another huge smartphone, now with 5.9” screen, in the works. It’s called Vega Note and will launch in a bit more than a week. Today Pantech sent out invitations to Korean press for October 10th event,  showing an outline of their new,...

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Android 4.4 KitKat update confirmed for Pantech Vega Iron
Sep15

Android 4.4 KitKat update confirmed for Pantech Vega Iron

Unveiled by Pantech in April, and sadly available only in South Korea, the Vega Iron could be among the first smartphones to get the new Android 4.4 KitKat. Pantech has confirmed on Twitter (in Korean) that the Iron would be updated to the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. It did not mention when customers should expect the update though. Of course, other manufacturers – including Samsung, Sony, LG and HTC – are likely going to...

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