Pantech device sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor...for Korea only

Pantech device sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor...for Korea only
If you're familiar with Pantech, it's probably for their USB modems, or their low-end smartphones. They do have higher-performance models, we just don't see them outside of their home market, Korea. But the Vega Racer might be what Pantech needs to expand their global smartphone influence.

Pantech's Vega Racer will be the first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone, using Qualcomm's new MSM8660 Snapdragon CPU. It will also feature 1GB of RAM, an Adreno 220 GPU, and a 1650mAh battery. The rear-facing camera is 8MP, and the front-facing one is 1.3MP. Even the screen is impressive, with an 800x480 WVGA TFT LCD display, stretching 4.3 inches.

"What else," you ask? Well, the Vega Racer is only 9mm (0.35in) thick, and weighs only 120g (4.23oz). That's enough to give the iPhone some body-image issues. For the time-being, this contender will only be available on Korea's SK Telecom. This could be the device to earn Pantech more international recognition, and even some better carrier partnerships.

source: Engadget


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