Google IO 2015 Coverage

Pantech enters the phablet market with the VEGA No. 6

Pantech officially unveiled the VEGA No. 6, which sports a 5.9-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. With the recent announcement of the Huawei Ascend Mate and this offering, all of a sudden the Galaxy Note is looking tiny. The VEGA No. 6 will also sport a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD, a 13MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and a 3,140mAh battery. It will come in at 9.9mm thick and feature Pantech’s Flux UX on top of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

It will also sport a rear touchpad called the V touch that will allow users to control things from the back of the phone to make one handed operation easier. Pantech is also promising the 13MP shooter will be DSLR quality. It will be available in South Korea in February for 849,000 KRW ($778). No word on if this bad boy will hit other parts of the world, but we will let you know as soon as we hear more.

source: pantech

  • RTWright

    “Pantech is also promising the 13MP shooter will be DSLR quality.”

    Not happening! It will be good, no doubt, but this is nothing more than a sales catch phrase to play on the weak-minded. For starters, there is a huge difference in file quality and size between these on-device cameras and a full blow DSLR. Not to mention, the glass on the lenses with a DSLR is much higher quality than anything used on these cameras. Everyone company wants you to believe they can compete at this, but they cannot. They’re good enough for pictures on the web, some small prints, but you try and enlarge them and you’ll really find the difference.

    Then there is the color accuracy with these, where cameras that cost quite a bit have systems designed strictly for being accurate. Like I said, they’ll be good and can be used for a lot of different projects you may have. But don’t let ANY company fool you, they cannot keep up with a DSLR, it’s an illusion! I know, because I have a GS3 which has a great camera for what it is. But I also am a professional product and general photographer using a Nikon D80 and with my lenses I have it delivers far more reliable images than any smartphone camera can. The lens selection alone makes the DSLR systems far superior.

    Then there is the sensor size, you can only put so many pixels on a sensor chip till it becomes redundant and useless and pointless gain. Just talk to any pro and they’ll tell you pixel count means nothing past a certain point. My camera is only 10MP, and I have taken some very striking images with sharpness, color and clarity that cannot be rivaled by a smartphone. The MP count is just a sales tool for the most part. All I have to say is do your homework before falling for sales pitches like that one!

    • Hogsihi

      Tyvm! :-) i bought this phone cause my padfone2 died on me. The camera tho gives same pixels on paper. In reality is far inferior!

      Nice phone feels quality in hand, a bit heavy:-) also in games it shows some lack in 3d performance. Battery is far better then what expected! Really pretty amazing, i can play, download, write, surf and so on and bettery stays easily entire day. I am not completely fallen in love yet, but still new in my hands…. Last note.. I write a lot! This size is perfect and i no longer use a physical keyboard.

      Hope it is in the right post.. Lol just sharing… Camera is very disappointing, something i really care about! Padfone2 rocks at that department.

      Peace :-)