Pantech Vega Racer 2 sports a glass ceramic body, is this in store for the Samsung Galaxy S III too?
Pantech is no strange to phone novelties, as it was the first to have the Vega Racer with 1.5GHz dual-core processor last year, not to mention the 5" Vega N5 phablet. Its Pantech Vega LTE handset also has a full-fledged gesture recognition function, so this next move by the Koreans should come as no surprise.
The Pantech Vega Racer 2 is the world's first with glass ceramic body, claims the company, and we aren't arguing with that. Bear in mind that this is not the Micro Arc Oxidation coating that results in a ceramic metal fusion covering the black HTC One S when its aluminum shell gets zapped with 10, 000 volts, but actual glass ceramic.
Used in cooktops for a while now, glass ceramic is very durable and can withstand high temperature ranges without cracking or deforming. Why do we need it in a phone is still a mystery, but the rumor is that a ceramic composite will also shape the Samsung Galaxy S III body, so we are all ears about the possible advantages of using precisely this material in our smartphones.
That 4.8" screen ring a bell? We'll keep our eyes peeled about reports on its glass ceramic body feel, as we always love when a new material enters the smartphone chassis game. An additional advantage is that it can also be painted in different colors than the traditional black and white, so things might get really interesting in terms of design.