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 connectivity, a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 13MP rear camera, and eye tracking technology – Samsung and LG are also using this.
The battery inside the Vega Iron is a 2,150 mAh one, but Pantech says it’s capable of delivering the same talking and stand-by times as other 3,000 mAh batteries on the market. Moreover, because it has a lower capacity, this battery can be charged faster – 87 minutes for a full charge.
The new smartphone will be available pretty soon, in black and white, via all three South Korean carriers: SK Telecom (model number IM-A870S), KT (IM-A870K), and LG U+ (IM-A870L). Reportedly, Pantech hopes to sell 2 million units in its home country. LG sold 500,000 Optimus G Pro handsets there, so this is certainly an ambitious goal.
Meanwhile, the third largest Korean smartphone maker is evaluating the possibility of launching the Vega Iron in other countries, specifically in the US and Japan – but nothing has been decided on this matter yet.