Pantech, South Korea’s third largest handset maker, has officially presented its first full HD (1920 x 1080) smartphone – the Vega No. 6, of which we’ve first heard about a week ago.
The Vega No. 6 is one of the largest smartphones ever (158.6 × 83.2 × 9.9 mm), as its 1080p display measures 5.9 inches. That aside, the handset comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Pantech’s own UI called Flux UX, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,140 mAh battery.
The new device will be available in South Korea starting February, via all three major carriers (SK Telecom, KT and LG U+). The handset has two color versions (black and white), and its retail price will be 849,000 KRW (about $776). Pantech didn’t say if it plans to release the Vega No. 6 outside Korea. In any case, the company hopes the smartphone will be more successful than the 5.3 inch Vega R3 (introduced last year, and sold in almost 1 million units).
LG, South Korea’s second largest handset maker, has also announced a 1080p Android Jelly Bean handset – the 5 inch Optimus G Pro.
Later this year, Samsung should unveil at least two Full HD devices: the Galaxy S4, and the Galaxy Note III.