We first saw the Pantech Perception back in January and many people expected the company to show us more of the device at the Consumer Electronics Show, but sadly, the company kept quiet. As we all know, one of the final stops for a device before being released is the Federal Communications Center, or FCC. On Thursday, the Pantech Perception finally made its way through the FCC, meaning that a release is getting incredibly close.
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The Perception is believed to be almost identical to AT&T’s Pantech Discover, though specs remained unconfirmed. Rumored specs of the device include a 720 x 1280 display, though the exact size remains a mystery and a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. As far as what carrier, the device is headed, we can now say with certainty that the Perception is Verizon-bound, as in the FCC images, a clear Verizon 4G LTE can be seen on the rear of the device. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, HDMI, and DLNA.
The FCC images show the device from a plethora of angles, the it is still hard to gauge the exact screen size. Judging by the image of the back, the device features an 8MP camera with LED flash, in addition to LTE data on Verizon. The battery also appears to be removable, which in this day in age, is always a welcome feature. The bottom of the device appears to be free of any ports, while one of the sides houses a volume rocker.
We first saw the Pantech Perception in a leaked press image earlier this year. This image showed the device powered on, which the FCC images do not. The device looks to run a version of Android higher than Ice Cream Sandwich, as it is using on-screen buttons like the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 do.
I think it would have benefited Pantech greatly to launch both the Discover and Perception at the same time , given that their specs appear to be almost identical. Samsung did it with the Galaxy S III and look how that turned out. Do you have any interest in the Pantech Perception? Will it help the company become a well-known manufacturer in the United States? Let us know down in the comments!