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 beginning. And for now it looks like it’s doing better than Samsung’s device. Samsung didn’t say how many Galaxy Note 3 it sold in Korea, but initial response to the phablet hasn’t been great (despite the fact that, globally, the new Note has been sold in more than 5 million units).
The Vega Secret Note runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at the moment, and will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Its features include a 5.9 inch Full HD display, special stylus, LTE-Advanced connectivity, fingerprint sensor on the back, 13MP rear camera, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,200 mAh battery.
It’s too bad that Pantech doesn’t try to launch its high-end smartphones in other markets. But maybe it’s because it wouldn’t be able to produce enough of them? We can’t know that for now.