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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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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Pantech to take on LG’s G2 with its latest Vega LTE-A smartphone
Aug02

Pantech to take on LG’s G2 with its latest Vega LTE-A smartphone

The upcoming LG G2 isn’t just another high-end Android handset, as LG has designed it to be a bit different – including volume buttons on its back, just below the rear camera. Pantech, one of LG’s Korean rivals, seems to like this idea, too. Meet the Pantech Vega LTE-A (model number IM-A880S). This seems to have the power button and a touchpad on the back. Pantech is getting ready to announce the handset on August 6 – just one day...

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AT&T updates the Pantech Flex to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Jun21

AT&T updates the Pantech Flex to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Launched in September last year with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, AT&T’s Pantech Flex is officially getting an update to Android 4.1.2. AT&T has confirmed that the update is being rolled out over the air starting today, June 21. Android 4.1 brings many new features and improvements, including an enhanced Notifications Bar, Google Now, and so on. The Flex isn’t a high-end device, currently costing $0.99 on...

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Verizon launches Pantech Perception with Motion Sense, Android Jelly Bean coming later
Apr23

Verizon launches Pantech Perception with Motion Sense, Android Jelly Bean coming later

Several months after we presented you the first image of it, the Pantech Perception has been announced by Verizon Wireless today. The new smartphone will be available starting this Thursday (April 25), both online and in Verizon retail stores. It’s going to cost $99.99 on contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. The Perception comes with a new technology called Motion Sense – this allow you to “wave a hand over the phone to answer a...

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Pantech Vega Iron with Jelly Bean gets official, 2 million units could be sold in Korea only
Apr18

Pantech Vega Iron with Jelly Bean gets official, 2 million units could be sold in Korea only

Pantech has officially announced its Vega Iron Android smartphone – first seen in press photos just a few days ago. It looks like the Iron doesn’t have a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, but only a 5 inch HD one (1280 x 720). The good news is that it is almost “bezel-less”, as previously rumored: its bezel measures only 2.4mm on the left and right side of the screen. Running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the handset features LTE...

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Pantech’s Full HD Vega Iron smartphone pictured, comes in black and white
Apr15

Pantech’s Full HD Vega Iron smartphone pictured, comes in black and white

Pantech has a new flagship Android smartphone, the Vega Iron IM-A870. As we told you last week, this will be officially announced on April 18. Until then, if you want to see what the handset looks like, we’ve discovered photos of it on a South Korea forum, alongside a reconfirmation of its main specs. The Vega Iron will come in (at least) two color versions: black and white. It sports a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display – thus it...

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Pantech’s 5 inch Full HD IM-A870 Android smartphone called Vega Iron
Apr12

Pantech’s 5 inch Full HD IM-A870 Android smartphone called Vega Iron

The Pantech IM-A870 that we told you about yesterday will be launched under the name of Vega Iron. This is Pantech’s newest Android flagship smartphone, and will compete with other two handsets made by its South Korean rivals: Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG Optimus G Pro. As previously mentioned, the Vega Iron IM-A870 should be a “bezel-less” devices. According to Ruliweb / Daum, the smartphone runs Android 4.1.2, and features: a 5 inch...

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LG, Pantech want in on smart watch buzz too. LG says it also has its own Google Glass type of thing
Mar25

LG, Pantech want in on smart watch buzz too. LG says it also has its own Google Glass type of thing

The first solid rumors that Apple is working on iWatch got everyone scrambling to get in on the smart watch buzz. First – Samsung joined in with a semi-official announcement of its own smart watch efforts. Late last week we’ve heard that Google’s Android team is developing wrist wearable device too. Now LG and Pantech want in on this vaporware craze. According to anonymous source who talked to Korea Times, LG is developing the next...

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