Pantech Vega Racer 2 now official: 4.8-inch HD screen, Snapdragon S4, and a promise for long battery life

Pantech Vega Racer 2 now official: 4.8-inch HD screen, Snapdragon S4, and a promise for long battery life
Pantech might not be the first name that pops into your mind when thinking about high-end smartphones, but you might need to change your perception. The company unveiled its Pantech Vega Racer 2 with a gigantic 4.8-inch HD display and running on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will arrive on all three major Korean carriers next week, but we don't have the exact release date yet. This makes the handset a Korea-only affair for the moment, with no hint of whether it’ll ever make an international debut.

The most alluring feature of the new Pantech Vega Racer 2 is the combination of the energy-savvy 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip with a relatively big 2,020mAh battery. In other words, you should expect above average battery performance - Pantech promises 9.5 hours of talk time and 245 hours on standby with LTE on board.

Designwise, the Vega Racer 2 looks sleek, but what should capture your attention here are the words ceramic coating. That's a finish we expect to see on the Galaxy S III. Modern-day ceramics won't crack even when exposed to high heat, but it's the feel that should contribute most to a premium experience. The Pantech handset is also thin at 0.37 inches (9.35mm) and relatively lightweight at 4.69 ounces (133g). Not a bad combination in our opinion, and what about you, how do you like what you see?

source: Pantech via TheVerge


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15 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think that is the best high end smartphone with its price

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

sadly it might not go out of its homeland .....

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is a seriously good device. Looks fabulous

3. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

This phone has ceramic glass not the micro arc oxidation ceramic coating as HTC one S.

4. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Anyway, high end chick:-P

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

All it needs now is some cm9

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Pantech actually makes good phones, but they save the highend stuff for Asia.

13. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Same thing as Kyocera, their phones outside of Asia age jokes, but they have some beasts running around Japan, I wish manufactures didn't do that

7. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

No one is going to buy this if it comes outside of the Korean and chinese market as you can get many of these features from a okay branded handset maker Lg in the near future and as an alternative you can always go for the ascend D quad or spend some bucks more and get the Htc One X and then enjoy it for years

9. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Finally someone is going with the on screen keys. Nice looking phone too.

11. akbar

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

I ma just wondering, what is nice looking? Every big touch screen "slab" looks pretty much the same. The biggest differentiating factor is if it has 0, 1 or 3 buttons. All of them look the same.

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't understand... How can you not tell phones apart? Do you not see the different curves and colors? Or where the buttons and camera are placed? Try looking first.

15. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Are you the same sort of person who can't tell one car apart from another, or don't notice differences between similarly shaped items, like appliances? I'll grant that the phones look similar, but not quite the same

10. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm pretty sure no one is going to buy this because it has the Pantech name on it.

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Pantech is a well-known and popular manufacturer in Asia, and in the US we've only gotten a taste of their capability, most notably the Pantech Burst 4G LTE on AT&T

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