Two things are going to be happening throughout 2013: devices are going to get ever larger and we're going to see more and more pixels packed into our mobile displays. 1080p was super-shiny and new only a few months ago but now, it looks like it's fast becoming old news with everyone getting in on the Full HD game. Now, it's Pantech's turn to show the world their 1080p offering to the world and its a little different from everything else we've seen so far; the Pantech Vega No.6.
You might know Pantech as a brand of smartphones on AT&T but while the smartphones on Ma Bell aren't spectacular in South Korea, they produce some stunning devices and with the Vega No. 6 they're pushing the boundaries of not only size but, screen resolution. Pantech's latest phone comes in at 5.9-inches and packs in that all important resolution of 1920 x 1080 - one of the first phones to do so at this sort of size. Take a look at the full specs below:
- 5.9-inch IPS LCD panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of on-board storage with MicroSDXC support up to a crazy 2 TB
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Pantech's Flux UX
- 13 MP rear-facing camera with 2 MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- 3,140 mAh battery
- 158.6 x 83.2 x 9.9 mm dimensions
- 209 grams weight
Looking at the spec sheet alone, it looks like Pantech has enough to keep up with its competitors in the 1080p game but, as we head into 2013, keeping up isn't going to be good enough. After all, the Galaxy S IV and HTC M7 are upcoming devices that should hopefully have some better specs aside from that brilliant screen resolution. Having said that, the Vega No. 6 does have a few things going for it, in that it has excellent support for external storage and it's one of the first phones beyond 5-inches to pack in a resolution above 720p.
It's clear that Pantech is looking to rely on size to sell its latest handset but, will that be enough for the South Korean manufacturer? As with a lot of phones out of Asia, we have no idea whether or not this will make it to the U.S. or anywhere else for that matter. Often, Pantech devices have ended up on AT&T but with the popularity of the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II it'd be hard for the carrier to sell two massive devices like this.