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Pantech Vega Racer 2 now official: 4.8-inch HD screen, Snapdragon S4, and a promise for long battery life

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Pantech Vega Racer 2 now official: 4.8-inch HD screen, Snapdragon S4, and a promise for long battery life
Pantech might not be the first name that pops into your mind when thinking about high-end smartphones, but you might need to change your perception. The company unveiled its Pantech Vega Racer 2 with a gigantic 4.8-inch HD display and running on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will arrive on all three major Korean carriers next week, but we don't have the exact release date yet. This makes the handset a Korea-only affair for the moment, with no hint of whether it’ll ever make an international debut.

The most alluring feature of the new Pantech Vega Racer 2 is the combination of the energy-savvy 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip with a relatively big 2,020mAh battery. In other words, you should expect above average battery performance - Pantech promises 9.5 hours of talk time and 245 hours on standby with LTE on board.

Designwise, the Vega Racer 2 looks sleek, but what should capture your attention here are the words ceramic coating. That's a finish we expect to see on the Galaxy S III. Modern-day ceramics won't crack even when exposed to high heat, but it's the feel that should contribute most to a premium experience. The Pantech handset is also thin at 0.37 inches (9.35mm) and relatively lightweight at 4.69 ounces (133g). Not a bad combination in our opinion, and what about you, how do you like what you see?

source: Pantech via TheVerge

Pantech Vega Racer 2 now official: 4.8-inch HD screen, Snapdragon S4, and a promise for long battery life

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posted on 03 May 2012, 04:45

1. hung2900 (Posts: 805; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I think that is the best high end smartphone with its price

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:18

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1354; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


sadly it might not go out of its homeland .....

posted on 03 May 2012, 04:45

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This is a seriously good device.
Looks fabulous

posted on 03 May 2012, 04:55 1

3. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


This phone has ceramic glass not the micro arc oxidation ceramic coating as HTC one S.

posted on 03 May 2012, 04:59 1

4. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Anyway, high end chick:-P

posted on 03 May 2012, 05:00

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


All it needs now is some cm9

posted on 03 May 2012, 05:21 3

6. BattleBrat (Posts: 1102; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Pantech actually makes good phones, but they save the highend stuff for Asia.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:39

13. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Same thing as Kyocera, their phones outside of Asia age jokes, but they have some beasts running around Japan, I wish manufactures didn't do that

posted on 03 May 2012, 05:59

7. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No one is going to buy this if it comes outside of the Korean and chinese market as you can get many of these features from a okay branded handset maker Lg in the near future and as an alternative you can always go for the ascend D quad or spend some bucks more and get the Htc One X and then enjoy it for years

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:18 2

9. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Finally someone is going with the on screen keys. Nice looking phone too.

posted on 03 May 2012, 07:03

11. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


I ma just wondering, what is nice looking? Every big touch screen "slab" looks pretty much the same. The biggest differentiating factor is if it has 0, 1 or 3 buttons.
All of them look the same.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:18 2

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 761; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I don't understand... How can you not tell phones apart? Do you not see the different curves and colors? Or where the buttons and camera are placed? Try looking first.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:57

15. -box- (Posts: 3822; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Are you the same sort of person who can't tell one car apart from another, or don't notice differences between similarly shaped items, like appliances? I'll grant that the phones look similar, but not quite the same

posted on 03 May 2012, 06:32 1

10. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm pretty sure no one is going to buy this because it has the Pantech name on it.

posted on 03 May 2012, 08:55 1

14. -box- (Posts: 3822; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Pantech is a well-known and popular manufacturer in Asia, and in the US we've only gotten a taste of their capability, most notably the Pantech Burst 4G LTE on AT&T

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