Earlier this week, Verizon announced the Pantech Perception which actually went on sale yesterday for $99. Normally Pantech releases mid-range devices, and this is no different. Although glancing at the specs at first you might think it’s close to a high-end device. Let’s check out the specs:
- 4.8-inch HD (that’s 720p) Super AMOLED display
- 8MP camera on the back, 2MP camera on the front
- 16GB of storage (no hints whether it’ll have a microSD card slot or not yet)
- Dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz (no word on which processor it is, but it’s mostly likely either a MediaTek or Snapdragon)
- Running Android 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich
The Pantech Perception is available in Verizon stores and online now. It looks like a pretty good device, but it’s not a beast or powerhouse like the HTC One, or Galaxy S4. But it’ll certainly meet all your needs. So if you’re looking for a device that’s not $300 with a contract, this probably a really good choice.
This device also features a few cool software tweaks which might look a bit familiar. There’s Motion Sense, which let’s you use gestures like waving your hands to answer calls. Sounds a lot like a feature on the Galaxy S4 right? Motion Sense also allows you to scroll through calls, change songs and flip through images in the gallery. At least they didn’t call it P Motion Sense. Okay that was a bad joke, but you get it right?
Pantech also said it would upgrade the Perception to Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean “soon” so whenever that is. We all know how slow Verizon is with updating their devices, so I wouldn’t expect the update anytime soon. Although I’ve been wrong before and this is one of those times when I’d love to be wrong.
So how many of you are going to go and grab the Perception from Verizon? Let us know in the comments below.