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"Zero Bezel" Pantech Vega S5 sports 5" HD display in a body more compact than the Galaxy S III

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The just-released Pantech  Vega S5 for the Korean SK Telecom is the compact big-screen phone we've been all dreaming about. Well. it is not entirely bezelless, but it's as good as it gets with 5" smartphones these days, it seems.

The technology utilized to build the phone is called "Zero Bezel", and resulted in a device having a 5" 1280x720 pixels IPS-LCD display in a body that is both shorter and less wide than the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is of an exemplary size already, considering the 4.8" display. It is also thinner at 6.89mm, compared to the S III's 8.6mm, making it the most compact big screen smartphone to date.

The Pantech Vega S5 makes no compromises in the hardware department either - it has a dual-core Snapdragon S4, LTE connectivity, and no less but a 13MP camera on its back, plus a hearty 2100mAh battery to keep things running long time. 

"Zero Bezel" Pantech Vega S5 sports 5" HD display in a body more compact than the Galaxy S III
Pantech wasn't joking when it said it wants to make a splash with its Android devices, and it was already one of the first to utilize touchless gestures for managing the Pantech Vega LTE, and the first that outed a handset with glass ceramic body - the Vega Racer LTE 2, so the Vega S5 is just the latest in its string of achievements.

Hopefully the company will take it out of the SK Telecom confines, and will make a global version, since if you want to get it right now, it will cost you about $800 without carrier subsidies and preorders start July 4th. Pantech says in the press release that it made the phone specifically for the average width of Korean hands, so that the 5-incher is still manageable with one-handed usage, so don't keep your hopes high for its appearance in the rest of the world. Hey, us big-pawed folks need some Zero Bezel love too!

source: Pantech

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posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:12 14

1. cGmC11 (Posts: 112; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Ohh! My God!...It's so beautiful!. Come on AT&T, bring me one!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:28 5

2. ThePolak (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


I dreamed about SGS3 being a phone like that: minimum bezel and slightly bigger than SGS2. And now this, go Pantech- nic job!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:11

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


well.. actually the Panasonic Eluga power did that before the Galaxy s3

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:41

36. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


well if they put stock android then it would be perfect

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:35 1

3. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


It looks like LG's L style phone :D

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:48 4

5. RangersK (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Sorry no one knows what LG's L style phone looks like. Oh! It looks like the zero bezel Pantech Vega S5. :D

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:39 7

4. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Good to see! No doubt the galaxy s4 will have a bigger screen but smaller overall profile also. This is the future of phones

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:03 6

26. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i don't know why, but ever since Android came along, there are quite a few manufacturers who have shown much stronger presence in the mobile industry.. take Huawei, Meizu, and now Pantech? heck, even Samsung was not really that big phone manufacturer (compared to Nokia/Motorola/SE) during feature phone era..

guess Android really push them to innovate..

and this is for vitosever: See what apple has done with 5 years of iOS? 3 minimally changed phone design.. and still with no true multitasking..

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:52 9

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


Wait, what?!!?

-Under 7mm thin body
-smaller footprint than GSIII,
-5 INCH screen,
-and BIG battery?!?

Oh, and 13mp camera!!!

I can't believe this phone!

Just goes to show what I sensed right away upon the unveiling of the SIII - Samsung could've made it way more compact.
Or put a much bigger battery within that body size.
It's either that, or some small player Pantech has some magical powers.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:48 1

37. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


im going with the magical powers, that phone is sexy

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 03:56 5

7. Icestalker (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The hell! Why does the US get crap Pantech but they get these kick ass phones?!?!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 04:13 1

8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1099; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I dunno, Pan tech makes beasts but never seems to bring them to the states

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 05:03 2

12. a961009 (Posts: 115; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


Because pantech's is from korea. It is good but a lot of people doesn't like to buy pantech in korea because they have bad After Service(A/S) and their firmware is worse than previous lg firmwares(optinus 2x,optimus one etc). Moreover usually pantech phones become very cheap in short time so a lot of people wait til the phone get very cheap. For example when the first phone comes out they sell their phone in $299 and in 2months the price goes down to $199 or $99....

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 04:35 1

9. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Superb looking but already sgs3 died in India. Because for lot of issues and exploding problem may be this will sales good. Nice

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:16 1

39. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Oh, you wished! but keep on dreaming, troll! =D

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 05:00 3

10. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Imran dnt say lie galaxy s3 is superb phone no problem at all and it will get jelly beans very soon lol:@:@

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 05:01 3

11. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Imran dnt say lie galaxy s3 is superb phone no problem at all and it will get jelly bean very soon lol:@:@

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:19

30. Aeires (unregistered)


Would like to have seen something like this as the next Nexus phone. Hard to tell by the images what Pantech has done to the overlay, but it doesn't look too intrusive of any changes.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 07:22 1

32. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


This should be Galaxy S3 look like! Damn, that phone is sexy!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 08:29

38. Captain_Doug (Posts: 760; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


As long as it's 2.6" or less wide. The screen will be 2.45" so it's possible.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 09:58

40. k1ng617 (Posts: 260; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Wow this is like a dream phone! Compact, Huge Screen, Big battery, 13mp camera!! Bring it here or someone bring something similar! I'll trade in my Galaxy Note!

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 10:13

42. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


One drop and you're f**ked.

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