Pantech Vega Racer 2 sports a glass ceramic body, is this in store for the Samsung Galaxy S III too?

Pantech Vega Racer 2 sports a glass ceramic body, is this in store for the Samsung Galaxy S III too?
Pantech is no strange to phone novelties, as it was the first to have the Vega Racer with 1.5GHz dual-core processor last year, not to mention the 5" Vega N5 phablet. Its Pantech Vega LTE handset also has a full-fledged gesture recognition function, so this next move by the Koreans should come as no surprise.

The Pantech Vega Racer 2 is the world's first with glass ceramic body, claims the company, and we aren't arguing with that. Bear in mind that this is not the Micro Arc Oxidation coating that results in a ceramic metal fusion covering the black HTC One S when its aluminum shell gets zapped with 10, 000 volts, but actual glass ceramic.

Used in cooktops for a while now, glass ceramic is very durable and can withstand high temperature ranges without cracking or deforming. Why do we need it in a phone is still a mystery, but the rumor is that a ceramic composite will also shape the Samsung Galaxy S III body, so we are all ears about the possible advantages of using precisely this material in our smartphones. 

Samsung has been chided for a while now by its fans that it is not using more premium materials for its smartphone designs, and a glass-ceramic body in the newest flagship would certainly counter this trend. As far as other specs go, the Pantech Vega Racer 2 has a 4.8" HD display and a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 running the show. 

That 4.8" screen ring a bell? We'll keep our eyes peeled about reports on its glass ceramic body feel, as we always love when a new material enters the smartphone chassis game. An additional advantage is that it can also be painted in different colors than the traditional black and white, so things might get really interesting in terms of design.

source: DDaily



10. inoz77

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

this phone is the best!!!!

9. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

those bezels looks MASSIVE

5. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

hmm... not much to go by with the one pic.... will have to wait and see if this new style of body will be everything "plastic" isn't. i for one still like my plastic, it may scratch and become a little rough around the edges, but with several drops, the phone is still in one piece

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Quick question, why do you like android phones so much, I know I am late, but I found out recently from Penny and Mobile-X-Pert who post on Phone Arena every now and then that Windows Phone always get an upgrade compared to Android. In my opinion, this is a great selling point compare to Android. I can not talk bad about iphone's because I have friends who still receive updates on their old phones, even if its buggy the point they still get an update. I honestly think windows phone will be the future, I have not play with one yet, but they seem very fluid from video reviews. I do not receive a upgrade till July, I have an android by the way, I have not received ICS update yet, but I'm thinking of waiting to see what Windows Phone 8 will look like spec wise for my next purchase, I do not need anything powerful, but the rumors of a HD screen Windows 8 Phone sound exciting.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Lets wait and we will see. :) P.S. Your comment was totally off-topic. Anyway, thumbs up fo you! :)

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

windows phones only have 1 generation to worry about. lets see how they handle things 2 and 3 generations down the line apple gives its older phones partial upgrades. the full upgrade soley goes to the new iDevice. Older devices might get "ios4,ios5" but there are always major features missing. They are also notorious in sending updates that slow down old devices to force upgrades. android device upgrades are messy and uneven. They however dont get an upgrade unless they get all features. Considering how many android phones launch there is going to be reduced parity between devices. Now with ICS and the fact that most manufacturers are scaling back just how many phones they launch a year, there should be a lot more even upgrades. However, there is 1 major difference between the OS's. Apple controls the phones directly for updates. Windows controls the phones indirectly as they have to go through the carriers first for approval. Google DOES NOT control the updates at all. They put the update live on the net, then the manufacturers have to get it and change it, then go through the carriers, which takes a lot of extra time. That is the biggest reason. And here is an old rule that you should live by: NEVER expect an update for a phone other than bug fixes, unless you are expressly told directly by the manufacturer that you will receive one.

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I understand thank you

1. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Any links for the official pictures??? The pic here aren't really clear in displaying the phone's ceramic body...

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I found one for you:

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Also found I have found a video:

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