Pantech Vega Iron 2 officially announced as yet another flagship smartphone from Korea

Pantech, South Korea’s third largest smartphone maker (always behind Samsung and LG), today announced its latest flagship handset: the Vega Iron 2. As we told you earlier this month, the Vega Iron 2 does not have a Snapdragon 805 processor, despite a previous rumor that made us believe it does. Still, the new handset comes with a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, so it’s on par with other flagships out there.

Measuring 144.2 x 73.5 x 7.9mm and weighing 152 grams, the Pantech Vega Iron 2 sports a 5.3-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Other features include LTE-Advanced, a 13MP rear camera with what Pantech is calling “Wide Optical Image Stabilization”, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,220 mAh battery.

Pantech will start selling the Vega Iron 2 later this month in South Korea, offering white and black versions of it - both being manufactured using a metal frame. There’s no word on how much the smartphone will cost, and neither on an eventual international availability.

Interestingly, Pantech announced the new Vega Iron 2 the same day when LG (one of Pantech’s rivals) officially revealed its first Quad HD smartphone: the LG Isai FL. However, the Isai FL is exclusively made for Japan - although it looks like it can be seen as a precursor to the LG G3, which should be widely available around the world.

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Vega Iron 2
  • Display 5.3" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Wnice specs huge battery worth the buy lets wait for the review on how it match up against shamesung(u know wat i mean)

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No, not at all.. we dont know what you mean. Whatever!... Atleast this phone is having better design than both lg and samsung

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks better than the SGSS5 ,IMO..

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Very well said this phone looks sex and slick like the P7 oppo7 One+

6. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

If 13MP is Sony IMX214, 5.3-inch 1080p Super AMOLED like S5 (better brightness, viewing angles, color reproduction in cinema mode (106% instead of 122%), anti-glare) and if it have sound at headphones, then yes, but these two parameters equal

8. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

(*good sound at headphones) (*two parameters is screen and camera) Also he does best of all

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks a lot bettter than the S5 imo... Btw, does anyone know where I can get this sexy beast? Pantech don't usually release their phones outside of South Korea.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Maybe here... I'll be picking up , the Nubio X6, from there

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I saw this website before, they sell a lot of Chinese phones. But Pantech is from South Korea, so it's not available on the website you mentioned. But thanks anyway.

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ZTE Nubia X6 is a beastly phone... better specs than any... is selling it in a very high price

22. santhiago155231

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2014


5. SleepingOz unregistered

Looks like a GSII with a metal bumper. I love the black one though.

20. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I thought the same thing..

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Phonearena specs page lists phone as 2GB RAM...article has it as 3...

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Specs page is old when phone was not officially disclosed

9. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

I might be interested in one of those. The phone is nice too. :)

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

That home button though

13. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This phone is sexy beauty!

14. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Korean gals are so damn hot!!

15. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

On pic #3, is that a fingerprint sensor?

16. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

If it wasn't because of that new beastly specs i kinda prefer more the old vega iron design :-/ what happened to the slim bezel? and that home button messed up the front view really. Any news for kitkat update for the VEGA IRON 1? coz im still waiting.... and waiting.... :-/ :-|

21. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

UPDATE: KITKAT update to the vega iron (IM-A870S) model is already out, im running 4.4.2 now :) the remaining 2 models (IM-A870L and IM-A870K) will be next in line but no news of when.

23. kexx1131

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

I'm using this phone design very good speed very good durability amazing but optimization is not good (bad camera bad touch) for samsung but very very cheap for s5

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