"Zero Bezel" Pantech Vega S5 sports 5" HD display in a body more compact than the Galaxy S III

The just-released Pantech  Vega S5 for the Korean SK Telecom is the compact big-screen phone we've been all dreaming about. Well. it is not entirely bezelless, but it's as good as it gets with 5" smartphones these days, it seems.

The technology utilized to build the phone is called "Zero Bezel", and resulted in a device having a 5" 1280x720 pixels IPS-LCD display in a body that is both shorter and less wide than the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is of an exemplary size already, considering the 4.8" display. It is also thinner at 6.89mm, compared to the S III's 8.6mm, making it the most compact big screen smartphone to date.

The Pantech Vega S5 makes no compromises in the hardware department either - it has a dual-core Snapdragon S4, LTE connectivity, and no less but a 13MP camera on its back, plus a hearty 2100mAh battery to keep things running long time. 

Pantech wasn't joking when it said it wants to make a splash with its Android devices, and it was already one of the first to utilize touchless gestures for managing the Pantech Vega LTE, and the first that outed a handset with glass ceramic body - the Vega Racer LTE 2, so the Vega S5 is just the latest in its string of achievements.

Hopefully the company will take it out of the SK Telecom confines, and will make a global version, since if you want to get it right now, it will cost you about $800 without carrier subsidies and preorders start July 4th. Pantech says in the press release that it made the phone specifically for the average width of Korean hands, so that the 5-incher is still manageable with one-handed usage, so don't keep your hopes high for its appearance in the rest of the world. Hey, us big-pawed folks need some Zero Bezel love too!

source: Pantech

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42 Comments

1. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Ohh! My God!...It's so beautiful!. Come on AT&T, bring me one!

2. ThePolak

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

I dreamed about SGS3 being a phone like that: minimum bezel and slightly bigger than SGS2. And now this, go Pantech- nic job!

27. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

well.. actually the Panasonic Eluga power did that before the Galaxy s3

36. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

well if they put stock android then it would be perfect

3. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

It looks like LG's L style phone :D

5. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

Sorry no one knows what LG's L style phone looks like. Oh! It looks like the zero bezel Pantech Vega S5. :D

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Good to see! No doubt the galaxy s4 will have a bigger screen but smaller overall profile also. This is the future of phones

26. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i don't know why, but ever since Android came along, there are quite a few manufacturers who have shown much stronger presence in the mobile industry.. take Huawei, Meizu, and now Pantech? heck, even Samsung was not really that big phone manufacturer (compared to Nokia/Motorola/SE) during feature phone era.. guess Android really push them to innovate.. and this is for vitosever: See what apple has done with 5 years of iOS? 3 minimally changed phone design.. and still with no true multitasking..

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wait, what?!!? -Under 7mm thin body -smaller footprint than GSIII, -5 INCH screen, -and BIG battery?!? Oh, and 13mp camera!!! I can't believe this phone! Just goes to show what I sensed right away upon the unveiling of the SIII - Samsung could've made it way more compact. Or put a much bigger battery within that body size. It's either that, or some small player Pantech has some magical powers.

37. fraydoe

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

im going with the magical powers, that phone is sexy

7. Icestalker

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The hell! Why does the US get crap Pantech but they get these kick ass phones?!?!

8. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I dunno, Pan tech makes beasts but never seems to bring them to the states

12. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Because pantech's is from korea. It is good but a lot of people doesn't like to buy pantech in korea because they have bad After Service(A/S) and their firmware is worse than previous lg firmwares(optinus 2x,optimus one etc). Moreover usually pantech phones become very cheap in short time so a lot of people wait til the phone get very cheap. For example when the first phone comes out they sell their phone in $299 and in 2months the price goes down to $199 or $99....

9. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Superb looking but already sgs3 died in India. Because for lot of issues and exploding problem may be this will sales good. Nice

39. SleepingOz unregistered

Oh, you wished! but keep on dreaming, troll! =D

10. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Imran dnt say lie galaxy s3 is superb phone no problem at all and it will get jelly beans very soon lol:@:@

11. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Imran dnt say lie galaxy s3 is superb phone no problem at all and it will get jelly bean very soon lol:@:@

30. Aeires unregistered

Would like to have seen something like this as the next Nexus phone. Hard to tell by the images what Pantech has done to the overlay, but it doesn't look too intrusive of any changes.

32. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

This should be Galaxy S3 look like! Damn, that phone is sexy!

38. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As long as it's 2.6" or less wide. The screen will be 2.45" so it's possible.

40. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Wow this is like a dream phone! Compact, Huge Screen, Big battery, 13mp camera!! Bring it here or someone bring something similar! I'll trade in my Galaxy Note!

42. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

One drop and you're f**ked.

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