Yesterday, a new player entered the phablet market with a device that sports the largest 1080p display. The New Pantech Smartphone, Vega No. 6, is worthy of being called a flagship because it features really high-end hardware technical specs.
The Vega No. 6 features: a 5.9 inch Full HD display screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 32 GB internal storage, 2 GB of RAM, expandable memory via a microSD card, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, NFC, LTE, and a 3150 mAh battery.
All the above features are great but the prime highlight of New Pantech Smartphone Vega No. 6 is its camera. On the back it has a 13-megapixel camera that is touted to Capture “DSLR quality photos”. Whatever that means? Vega No. 6’s lens aperture is not that big as compared to its competition, so I don’t think it would be able to capture photos better than what Xperia Z could.
As for the software, New Pantech Smartphone Vega No. 6 runs on Android v4.1 JellyBean, but not the stock ROM. Pantech has created a custom ROM called Flux UX for its Android Smartphones. The phone would be shipped in two colors: Black and White, but you can always customize with colorful covers that can be for cheap locally.
If you’re thinking of buying this New Pantech Smartphone, you can start saving money because it’s not going to come cheap. Early speculations suggest a selling price of about $780. The phone would start shipping with all three South Korean data carriers, starting this February. Release date of the unlocked version is not available yet. Also, there’s no information just yet whether this New Pantech Smartphone would see light globally.
Samsung was the first one to jump into the mobile market with a phablet (Galaxy Note), but now almost all the companies are trying their luck in this micro-segment, because it is a gold mine. A recently published report by iSuppli predicts that sales of large display Smartphones would double by 2013. More large screen phones are to come this year, and third-gen Note is the top dog.