Pantech Perception stops at the FCC on the way to Verizon

Pantech Perception stops at the FCC on the way to Verizon
The Pantech Perception was first brought to our attention in January when the device leaked. We didn't get a complete list of specs for the phone back then, and despite a visit to the FCC, we still do not have a screen size for the device, which will have a resolution of 720 x 1280. We also know that the device will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. If you look at the photo of the back of the device, you can see Verizon's 4G LTE logo, so we know exactly where this phone is headed. Speculation is that it will launch sometime next month.

The FCC took some pictures of the device (see below) and we can just imagine the giant corkboard in the office with pictures of countless handsets thumb tacked up. Ah, the life of an FCC mobile phone examiner. Lunch with the Samsung Galaxy S III one day, dinner at Morton's with the Apple iPhone 5 the next evening. One day, we're sure to see a scandalous book from one of the examiners detailing his jet set life with the smartphones.

source: FCC via UnwiredView


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Perception
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2020 mAh

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24 Comments

1. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Meh. Average phone is average. Still take it over an iphone any day of the week though.

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This is one small instance where I will disagree. I would not use a Pantech for a doorstop, let alone a phone. So, here, in this situation, with your variables, I would gladly take an iPhone 5. I feel like somebody just put a gun to my head for some reason.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This will be the Verizon version of the Pantech Discover for At&t so it'll be a 4.8" screen. Also, for the record, it has S3 specs so if this is a mid range, so is the S3. I saw the discover and checked it out, pretty good except for the OS which hopefully will be placed my CM10.1 soon.

3. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

The S3 is also like 6 months old at this point, when it launched it had top notch specs but comparing to whats coming out between now and the next 3-6 months yes, those are mid range specs.

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Agreed.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The SGS3 is still a super popular phone, one of the best selling Android devices. It might have the same/similar specs, but look at the iPhone, it has brand name success just like the Samsung Galaxy S3 is.

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What does that have to do with mid range specs?

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The fact that the SGS3 came out over 6 months ago. Back then that was the most high end specs, this device hasnt even been released yet and it has the same specs. So how can you put down the SGS3 for having similar specs? The SGS3 is a popular device, hot selling, so of course it's going to be at a 100-200 dollar price range. Where Pantech basically releases devices for free to 50 dollars on a contract because they don't have nearly the same hold or popularity in the marketplace.

8. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

No one "put down" the S3. I have it. I love it. However the fact is by todays standards, RIGHT NOW, it has high mid range specs. Reading comprehension much?

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

sorry but to say the SGS3 is mid range is just silly. The device came over half a year ago. Comparing it to a device that hasn't even been released yet is pointless.

12. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Clearly you don't get it and having a conversation with you is pointless. Good day.

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol don't get butt hurt over it buddy. Just because I disagree with you on the SGS3 being "mid range", you don't have to get pissy about it. We can agree to disagree on it. SGS2 released over 6 months ago, it still is getting updates, it stil

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

*it still is getting support and this Pantech device is dead on arrival. I never heard once about how Pantech updated one of their devices to the next version of Android. Comparing it to the SGS3 is pointless.

15. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I am not..."butt hurt", sir. I am choosing to end a conversation with a simpleton. GS3 specs are upper mid range BY TODAYS STANDARDS. AS IN RIGHT NOW, TODAY. Why this continues to elude you I neither know nor care. Good day.

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lmao no really? A device thats half a year old doesnt have TODAYS specs!?! Yet a device thats coming out in the FUTURE has the same specs as a device 8 months old and you want to compare the two? Why not compare the Droid X with the Razr Maxx HD while you're at it? Worthless comparison is my point, you got pissy because you cant accept someone disagrees with you. People disagree sometimes buddy, no need to get so defensive over it lol

18. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Holy sh*t dude, for real, are you learning disabled? I'm not trying to flame you, but at this point that is a legit question/concern of mine.

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'm going to chime in on this. There's some truth and some falsehood here. Here's why: "comparing to whats coming out between now and the next 3-6 months yes, those are mid range specs." lolioslol words, verbatim. Truth: The Galaxy S3 could still be considered "high end". Why?: Many of the "better speced" devices are still unavailable for purchase by consumers at this time. Now granted, the Droid DNA/Butterfly J could be considered "better spec", but, in my opinion, it only has the S3 beat in the display category. Otherwise, on paper, there isn't much out there that can be purchased with better specs. In "3-6 months", however, you'll be right. Carry on.

11. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I am not going to sell this p.o.s. to my customers!

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Bless your soul.

17. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

verizon! please stop bringing ugly, so so phone to sell. l know they are high profits margin, and you are the most expensive carrier and high profits network too.

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh, yeah! So while all you suckers on AT&T, Tmobile, and Sprint are buying that highly anticipate HTC One with a super fast Snapdragon 600 processor, ultra pixel camera, amazing screen, Sense 5, and stereo front facing speakers with Beat Audio... Us VZW customers will have a shot at this umm... Ummm... Yeah, good call Verizon! When exactly the f**k is my contract up!!!

23. alouden unregistered

Just one question: What is with Verizon and these crappy phones? Are they just adverse to releasing quality phones for their customers? If I weren't married to someone under contract with Verizon, i would bail....

24. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I think Pantech is starting to be my favorite looking phones.

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