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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13 Comments

1. xKartiel unregistered

Nice Specs to bad its only in Korea...US gets Pantech Crux And Pantech Slider

2. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

ooo nice looking phone. Doesnt have the same repeated style used by moto samsung and htc...nice!

3. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

pantech? what the heck?

4. TDroid21

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

This looks waaaay better than gs2 or lg optimus 2x. Looks like an iphone on steroids. Pls make an international release!!

5. Dwayne_Chapman1 unregistered

I know this may just be a mockup but damn does that look like iOS. Android should not look like iOS so why do a couple of companies skin Android like it?

6. TDroid21

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Forget what i said about this looking like an iphone on steroids.. Put iphone on steroids and this is what yuo get!! LoL

7. obnoxious9162775

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 25, 2011

I agree, this phone looks like it has some of the best quality materials to give it that highend feel. But that is just off of visual, until i get one in my hands, i am scepticle. However, that hardware inside sounds like it will kick the shit out of my Moto Atrix, and i love my phone, cant imagine how fast the Pantech will be. Quite intriguing if you ask me.

8. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

All Pantech does here in the States is feature phones. My question is- why WOULDN'T they release a device like this everywhere? Do they hate success or something? Sweet mother, this thing would sell.

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

except they wud get sued by samsung and apple for copying the stupid homescreen..

11. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

why.. its different enough

10. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

It actually does look like IOS with touchwiz but I'll bet that's not the real android skin

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1732; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

looks like the four android buttons usually on botom got reshuffled and put in different spots

13. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

look nice

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