Pantech Pop Up Note coming soon to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note?

Pantech, South Korea’s third largest smartphone maker, is seemingly getting ready to introduce a new extra-large handset called Pop Up Note (model number IM-A920S).

Not long ago, we heard that Pantech’s next-generation Note may use a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. However, it doesn’t look like that’s the case with the Pop Up Note (pictured on the left). While the device does feature a Qualcomm chipset, it’s just a Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.3GHz. Sure enough, that’s still a very powerful processor, but it’s no match for the newer Snapdragon 810.

Reportedly, the Pantech Pop Up Note also features Android KitKat, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, LTE, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and 2GB of RAM. The handset comes with a special stylus, and that’s why it can be seen as a competitor to Samsung’s well-known Galaxy Note line.

The Pop Up Note should be announced by Pantech in the near future, likely as a South Korea-only device. Pantech might want to consider releasing it in other countries, though the company doesn’t have the power and financial liberty that Samsung has - so it would probably find it difficult to market the new handset as a Galaxy Note alternative.

via: Blog of Mobile (translated)

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19 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Note 4... FTW!

2. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Sammy boy commenting what a surprise

4. wilsong17 unregistered

U mad bro

12. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

He's definitely mad.

15. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Pretty calm tbh, I'm just saying, you seem kinda butt hurt for me commenting. Why?

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Person whining about samsung what a surprise.

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

FYI the thing under the flash is a fingerprint scanner.

5. skid1016

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Don't die! Pantech!

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That home button, phone design, and calling it Note. It's like they're not even trying to hide the fact that they're copying.

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah, I mean that's basically the sleeker and larger version of Galaxy S5 with smaller bezels and more angled areas.

16. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Lots of phone besides from Samsung have the same button..?? Illuminati maybe??

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

There arent any phones that can compete with the Note 3. Would be nice to see some new phones that can do exactly that.

14. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Pantech is pretty huge in Korea and they launch great phones over there..Pantech has the Secret Note, i think this is the name, that competes with Samsung and LG in terms of phablets, released last year. People are mistaken thinking Pantech is "just another company", cuz they dont go worldwide and when they do, they just release medium to low class phones. Over ther is totally different....very cool phones, high class and expensive.

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Samsung is devoting everything that they can into the Galaxy Note 4. I don't think this device can do much for Pantech unless it comes with a very, very cheap price.

11. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

What's that button on the back? BTW I hope Pantech uses a Snapdragon 805 or 615.

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Comment number 3.

17. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

The vega iron 2 seems so promising, if only they could sell it internationally.

18. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

pantech got bankrupt. soon you wont see pantech phones

19. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Too bad for Android phones and tablets because they competing each other (Android OS) but who will be the best android out there where their consumer want cheap plastic and fit to there budget.

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