Pantech Vega Iron is announced with droolworthy specs, slimmest bezel ever


And before we know it, there's already a whole bunch of 5-inch 1080p display smartphones to choose from, with the Pantech Vega Iron being the latest handset to make it on the list. It was just announced officially by the Korean manufacturer, bound to join the ranks of local carriers KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+. 

The device sure has the specs to give competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the LG Optimus G Pro a run for their money. In addition to the 1080p screen, the Pantech Vega Iron comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core chip, namely the Snapdragon 600, paired with 2GB of RAM. There's also a very capable 13MP camera on its back, and 32GB of storage are at the user's disposal. The Wi-Fi radio inside it provides connectivity at up to 1 gigabit, which is nothing short of impressive. What's far less worthy of bragging with is the rather smallish 2150mAh battery, but at least it supports rapid charging, so about 90 minutes are enough to top it fully. Android 4.1.2 comes out of the box.

The Pantech Vega Iron, available in either white or black, stands out with its design as well. It comes with a metal frame that gives it not only a premium feel, but also makes it sturdier and more durable. Moreover, it boasts a bezel that is only 2.4-millimeters thick, which is a noteworthy achievement. In fact, Pantech claims that the bezel on the Vega Iron is the slimmest you'll see on any other phone

So far there's no word as to whether the Pantech Vega Iron will ever go on sale outside of Korea. But it sounds like an impressive smartphone no matter how we look at it, so we'd be happy if we ever get our hands on a Vega Iron. How about you?

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47 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Pantech Vega?too bad their phones are for sk only

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

That phone is beautiful

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I totally agree+1™ Sharp candybar phones always looks nice, unlike ugly curvy iPhones™

39. Droiddoes unregistered

I'll be the first to sh*t all over the technological abortion that is an iphone, but nothing about that thing is curvy.

44. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2! Hey Droiddoes where's Darkjedi?

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

And the battery is such a waste. Look at the hardware (very impressive), at least give it a 3000mAh,, :)

33. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

As it turns out, the screen is actually 720p -- might wanna update that, Nick!

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

it will be coming to AT&T

22. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

found this on youtube very interesting and impressive : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyP5rrkdBE0

51. urjkeenz

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

I'm holding this phone on my hands right now and seriously it's so pretty. There is no curve whatsoever in design which makes it perfect for male users. The performance is great, 23.500 Antutu scores on stock rom and 25.000+ on cook roms. I bought it in Vietnam at the price of 6.5mil ~ 308USD. One more thing, I dropped it from the second floor ~ 12m to the ground and it still was in one piece, just a little scratch on the steal border but I can have it polished later.

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Very impressive :-)

3. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

At least it looks a lot better than Galaxy S4

11. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

anything looks better than the S4

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I agree

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So do eye™

16. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

At least it looks a lot better than HTC One, Sony Z,and S4

49. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Even my poop looks better than S4

4. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

like the minimalist design and ui. very nice

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Beautiful, but it'll look more beautiful-er in my hand :D

7. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

nice smartphone, impressive !

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Wow! A pantech! I never thought of pantech phones as bad, but never more than mid range. This could give the HTC one and galaxy s4 a run for the money...and its way prettier than both.

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

ZL looks like it has slimmer bezels than this ..

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

From top to bottom, yes. The ZL is shorter but in terms available of sides, the pan tech is more bezel-less. I owned a Xperia ZL and it's an awesome phone.

27. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Cmon man, Im a sony fanboy but pantech vega is very impressive and its on par with the highend phones today. But the baterry is a waste

28. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Cmon man, Im a sony fanboy but pantech vega is very impressive and its on par with the highend phones today. But the baterry is a waste

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ahh.......this phone is super impressive! :)

17. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

very good looking no doubt.

19. you_troll

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

the thing with small bezels is you compromise in durability.. nonetheless a beautiful device

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow...its just awesome and I want that but I live in India, I think Pantech should sell this phone out of their country also so that it'll give other brands a run for their money especially to their South Korean brothers Samsung and LG. Yeah, the battery could be better atleast 2500. Hats Off Vega Iron, it's better than HTC One & Xperia Z.

23. linas_ltu

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

brilliant. please make it outside of korea. thanks.

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