Verizon announces the Pantech Perception smartphone, brings touchless controls for a modest price

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Sure we have seen some smartphones tout some impressive toucheless control features, but those type of devices come at a king’s ransom— so they may not be accessible to a wider range of customers. Fortunately Pantech quickly realized that the technology should be available to a wider range of customers and has introduced its brand-new Perception smartphone. The device is a typical mid-ranger which features Ice Cream Sandwich loaded up, a dual-core Snapdragon chip, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an 8MP camera + 2MP FFC and 16 gigs of on-board storage. Sure those may be ho-hum to the masses— but the real ace in Pantech’s cards is the arrival of Motion Sense technology on the Perception. The technology allows users of the device to do things like wave their hands to answer calls or moving your finger up and down to scroll up and down through a list. Pretty awesome.

This smartphone is set for arrival on Verizon’s wireless network on April 25th, which should make customers of that network happy, but customers of other networks a wee bit sad. But if you are on Big Red’s network— the great thing about the Perception smartphone and its Motion Sense technology is the impressive price it will arrive at: $99 on-contract (after a $50 mail-in-rebate). You can find more deets when you hit the source link.

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Pantech Vega Iron is official, features 5-inch 1080p display with a very small bezel

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Pantech plans on giving Samsung, HTC, and LG a run for their money with the Vega Iron. We told you about this one last week, but Pantech just made it official. It will come with a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 2150mAh battery, WiFi that supports 1 gigabit, and Android 4.1.2.

The Vega Iron sports a metal frame and the smallest bezel ever in a smartphone, at 2.4-millimeters. Look for this one to go on sale in Korea, but we have no word on if it will appear in other areas.

source: Pantech

Pantech Vega Iron To Be Unveiled April 18, Takes On The Galaxy S 4

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Pantech is looking to take on the Galaxy S 4, and come April 18, we’ll get all the details. Called the Vega Iron, this phone appears to be the new flagship device we reported on last week. Here are the rumored specs:

  • 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB internal storage with microSD card support
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2150 mAh battery
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Pantech working on new flagship device based on Snapdragon 600

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South Korean manufacturer Pantech is reportedly on the verge of releasing a new high-end device that will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip. The device will come with a 5-inch screen and a “bezel-less” design to help keep the overall device size down. The smartphone is model number IM-A870 and will be part of the Vega R Series of devices. According to sources, the device will support “giga Wi-Fi” at speeds equal to four times normal WiFi. The only other detail provided is that the device is expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The new phone is Pantech’s attempt to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4. No pricing or market information was provided, although the device is expected to be released by the end of April.

source: etnews
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Pantech Perception stops by the FCC for a photo shoot, headed to Verizon in the near future

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Not too long ago Pantech unveiled their Discover for AT&T. It’s a pretty powerful little device with a low price point, which tends to win customers over pretty well. Now we’re getting a sneak peek at Verizon’s version of the device, named the Perception, which we can pretty safely assume will have the same or similar specs and pricing as the Discover, although it’s worth noting that the Discover has a 13 MP camera, and the FCC shots show an 8 MP shooter. Aside from that, the device looks slick as ever with what appears to be a brushed metal finish and a very thin profile. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more about the availability of this device.

source: FCC

via: Unwired View

Pantech enters the phablet market with the VEGA No. 6

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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.

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Pantech Perception spotted in the wild with Verizon LTE

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Pantech has unquestionably been raising its game as of late, launching quality budget handsets like the Burst and Discover on AT&T. Yet another new device has been leaked today, this time for Verizon. It seems as though Big Red is destined to receive the Pantech Perception at some point in the coming weeks, marking the first “real” budget handset from the Korean manufacturer to hit the nation’s largest carrier. Leaked specs for the device include a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and a eye-soothing 1196 x 720 resolution display.

Source: Unwired View

Pantech Perception HD LTE pictured with Verizon branding `

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The Pantech Perception has been pictured with Verizon branding indicating the device should hid Bid Red sometime this year. Coupled with an HD display along with 4G LTE it could be a great low to mid tier smartphone option for buyers. The device will don Qualcomm’s dual core S4 processor, the same in US’s Galaxy S III, thus it certainly won’t be a slouch.

Considering its AT&T counterpart in the Discovery is $50 subsidized, I would expect the price point on the Perception to be somewhere in that area as well.

source: Unwired

Pantech Discover coming to AT&T January 11th; 720p and 13MP camera for $50

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While Pantech usually makes budget friendly Android devices, the Discover may actually steer away a little bit from that. The Pantech Discover will land on AT&T come January 11th for a low price of $50 on contract. While one may easily assume it’s a low-end device considering the price, the specs are actually quite good for the price:

  • 4.8-inch 720p TFT display
  • 12.6MP rear camera with 1080p video capture, HDR
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • DLNA
  • Dual 3D surround sound
  • Android 4.0
  • 16GB internal memory
  • MicroSD external memory up to 32GB
  • GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900; HSPA+ / UMTS 850/1900/2100; LTE 700/850/1900/AWS
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 2,100mAh
  • 4.76 ounces
  • 134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1mm (5.3 x 2.7 x 0.36 inches)

Aesthetically, it looks great in my opinion. The curvature of the back side of the device looks great and comfortable to hold. If only we knew how much the off-contract price is. If even that is low, then maybe Pantech may really have something here as this device would certainly adhere to the off-contract buyers. Check out the full press release after the break!

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Best Android phones for smaller hands

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It’s pretty obvious that handset makers think the bigger the phone, the better. We’ve seen phones slowly climb in screen size, up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and now even past 5 inches. These bigger screens are fantastic, but it’s easy to see how people who prefer smaller phones may feel a little left out. So the point of this guide is going to help you find the right size phone on your carrier without carrying around what you consider a small tablet. Read on to find our best pick after the break. » Read the rest