The handset might become official before the end of January
South Korean mobile phone maker Pantech has been long rumored to plan the release of a 5.9-inch Android smartphone in the first quarter of the year, and some more info on the matter has emerged.The handset, called Pantech Vega No.6 at the moment, but without a specific name attached to it yet, should hit shelves in South Korea in February, it seems.
The device is expected to sport a 5.9-inch display capable of delivering a full HD resolution, which should help the company better compete against handsets from rival companies such as Samsung and LG.
Apparently, the new smartphone will sport the title of the first “full HD smartphone” in the 6-inch class of devices, while expected to be officially announced on January 28.
Pantech’s phablet should hit shelves with a quad-core processor packed inside (a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064), as well as with 2GB of RAM to complement it.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone is said to sport a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, along with a front camera for making video calls while on the go.
The handset’s specs list also includes LTE support (including VoLTE), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, and the usual set of sensors.
The new Pantech device will land on the market with Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system on it.
Rumor has it that the new smartphone will sport a thin bezel, and that it would also feature a custom user interface loaded on top of the Android platform, aimed at enabling people to use the device single-handedly.
Given that this is actually a very large handset, it should be interesting to see how well users will be able to enjoy its features with only one hand. All the necessary info on this phone should be unveiled soon, so stay tuned to learn more on it.