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?