Pantech Vega Iron to take on the Galaxy S4 come April 18


UPDATE: Added a few alleged renders of the handset, hinting at the shape and the black or white color scheme. The exact dimensions are tipped to be 136.3×67.6×8.8 mm, and the Vega Iron is allegedly coming at 154 g (5.4 oz) of weight, with aluminum framing.

That thin-bezel Pantech phone rumored last week is getting fleshed out in more details now, and it turns out that the retail name could be none other than Pantech Vega Iron.

Now whether that means that the phone will be made out of metal, remains to be seen, but overall the rumor of a 5" screen seem to be confirmed once again, and the rest of the specs: 5" 1920 x 1080 display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear camera, and a 2150 mAh battery. The phone is said to be conceived as a direct competitor to the Galaxy S4 in the homeland, and feature a funky "oblong" design.


Not shabby at all, and on par with the rest of the Android flagships, but what we are most interested in now is the design portion is carried out, what with the thin bezel and the Iron codename. Moreover, Pantech came up with things like gesture-navigation and ceramic chassis as far back as last year's crop, so we are keeping our hopes high. We should know pretty soon, as the unveiling is scheduled for Thursday.

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25 Comments

1. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

all good until the 2150 mAh battery

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

All good until the 5" screen...

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

all good until Pantech Vega :)

7. nostarwhere

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Can't agree more

16. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Lol. I lost it reading these. Lmao.

10. Yaldo_27

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

All good until "funky "oblong" design"...

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

All good until it's gonna be released in Korea only (carrier locked)

14. Avicktim

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Mystique - All Good Check it out!

18. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

All good until the upper right corner for a wrist strap. That is a design faux pas.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

COOL! This is worth for waiting! :)

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It can be a competitor to the s4 or HTC one in terms of specs but brand recognition is no way near, it won't sell as much :(

6. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I like real corners.

8. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So it will be shaped like the iphone 5? /s

9. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

no offence but seriously how can it beat S4... :)..it's samsung BRAND!

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Samsung is a company that has been adjudicated to steal IP.

22. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

And yet they are one of the most trusted brand for consumers.. How powerful they must be..

11. galaxydude1

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Nice specs great screen size But the 2150 battery has me concerned.

13. Vegaviet

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

vegaviet.com/dien-thoai/hinh-anh-ve-vega-im-a870-m​oi-vega-iron.html The new of vegaviet.com

15. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Pantech's only opponent is a trash can.

19. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

1. Pantech? 2. Notice how every "upstart" wants to challenge Sammsung and totally ignores HTC, Sony, Nokia and RIM? Should tell you Samsung haters someting.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I have to admit this is a good looking PANTECH phone I've seen except for the battery part

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It probably can't take on the S4 in this case...

23. mydi.maus unregistered

picking a fight w/ GS4?! okey can it take pics on both front and rear in one single shot? no. if it cant do that then what can it do..

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks like a Sony phone but with up to date specs and most likely a nicer screen.

25. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

reminds me of an iphone 5. But beyond that pantec has been doing well on there phones lately Id love to try one

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