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Pantech Vega Iron to take on the Galaxy S4 come April 18

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Pantech Vega Iron to take on the Galaxy S4 come April 18

UPDATE: Added a few alleged renders of the handset, hinting at the shape and the black or white color scheme. The exact dimensions are tipped to be 136.3×67.6×8.8 mm, and the Vega Iron is allegedly coming at 154 g (5.4 oz) of weight, with aluminum framing.

That thin-bezel Pantech phone rumored last week is getting fleshed out in more details now, and it turns out that the retail name could be none other than Pantech Vega Iron.

Now whether that means that the phone will be made out of metal, remains to be seen, but overall the rumor of a 5" screen seem to be confirmed once again, and the rest of the specs: 5" 1920 x 1080 display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera, and a 2150 mAh battery. The phone is said to be conceived as a direct competitor to the Galaxy S4 in the homeland, and feature a funky "oblong" design.

Pantech Vega Iron to take on the Galaxy S4 come April 18

Not shabby at all, and on par with the rest of the Android flagships, but what we are most interested in now is the design portion is carried out, what with the thin bezel and the Iron codename. Moreover, Pantech came up with things like gesture-navigation and ceramic chassis as far back as last year's crop, so we are keeping our hopes high. We should know pretty soon, as the unveiling is scheduled for Thursday.

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:34 18

1. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


all good until the 2150 mAh battery

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:39 6

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 794; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All good until the 5" screen...

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:44 17

4. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


all good until Pantech Vega :)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:53 7

7. nostarwhere (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Can't agree more

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:04 6

16. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 356; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Lol. I lost it reading these. Lmao.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:08 4

10. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


All good until "funky "oblong" design"...

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:20 5

12. hung2900 (Posts: 822; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


All good until it's gonna be released in Korea only (carrier locked)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:58

14. Avicktim (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Mystique - All Good

Check it out!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 13:45 1

18. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


All good until the upper right corner for a wrist strap. That is a design faux pas.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:44 1

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


COOL! This is worth for waiting! :)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:46 7

5. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It can be a competitor to the s4 or HTC one in terms of specs but brand recognition is no way near, it won't sell as much :(

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:49 1

6. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I like real corners.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:54

8. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


So it will be shaped like the iphone 5? /s

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:59 5

9. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


no offence but seriously how can it beat S4... :)..it's samsung BRAND!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 13:44

17. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Samsung is a company that has been adjudicated to steal IP.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 19:11

22. iushnt (Posts: 766; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


And yet they are one of the most trusted brand for consumers.. How powerful they must be..

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:10 4

11. galaxydude1 (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Nice specs great screen size
But the 2150 battery has me concerned.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:28

13. Vegaviet (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


vegaviet.com/dien-thoai/hinh-anh-ve-vega-im-a870-m​oi-vega-iron.html
The new of vegaviet.com

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:00 9

15. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Pantech's only opponent is a trash can.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 14:01

19. _PHug_ (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


1. Pantech?

2. Notice how every "upstart" wants to challenge Sammsung and totally ignores HTC, Sony, Nokia and RIM? Should tell you Samsung haters someting.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 19:02

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I have to admit this is a good looking PANTECH phone I've seen except for the battery part

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 19:11

21. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


It probably can't take on the S4 in this case...

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 20:22

23. mydi.maus (unregistered)


picking a fight w/ GS4?! okey can it take pics on both front and rear in one single shot? no. if it cant do that then what can it do..

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 01:31

24. Taters (Posts: 3606; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks like a Sony phone but with up to date specs and most likely a nicer screen.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 07:58

25. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


reminds me of an iphone 5. But beyond that pantec has been doing well on there phones lately Id love to try one

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