A couple of months ago we’ve seen a Pantech device dubbed IM-A880S powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor in AnTuTu benchmarks. At that time we had no idea what that device was, but now we know that it is called Pantech VEGA LTE-A, a smartphone introduced by the South Korean OEM this morning and its first with LTE Advanced standard (up to 150Mbps), which will be available in the country later this month via SK Telecom carrier.
I have to say that I really like what I see here, it is a sleek smartphone with a nice plastic finish backed up by a list of powerful specs. All it needs is a good marketing campaign to make it to the big leagues, that if Pantech decides to bring this device to other markets.
Other specs include a 5.6 inch IPS Pro (1920×1080) display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage with a microSD available for more storage, 2 and 13MP camera capable of shooting 1080 videos, WiFi a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth v4.0, DLNA, NFC, a 3,100 mAh battery which reaches full charge in 94 minutes according to Pantech.
Another interesting feature is the fingerprint scanner placed on the backside of the phone which pretty much recognizes its owner and unclocks the device and it also adds functionality to the Music player with V Touch function (just swipe up or down over the fingerprint scanner and you can switch between tunes). Pantech IM-A880S comes with an Air Gesture feature similar to the on we’ve encountered on the Galaxy S4, but more complex.
Pantech VEGA LTE-A weighs in at 178.5 grams and it measures 153.4mm x 78.3mm x 10.5mm. The new flagship device will be available this month in Black of White colour.