Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen all kinds of rumors and leaks about a new device that Pantech was prepping to release on AT&T. Guess what, the rumors were true. It has now emerged that there is a new mid-range Android smartphone heading to AT&T called the Pantech Flex.
This is the smartphone that had been earlier leaked as Pantech Magnus. AT&T and Pantech officially announced the new device, clearing the name confusion and establishing that there is actually no other device by the name Magnus heading to AT&T. Unlike most mid-range devices of today, the Pantech Flex is an LTE-enabled device showing that more and more devices are adopting the LTE technology – and may soon be the baseline of new devices in all the ranges. This new smartphone will be coming to AT&T on 16th for just $50 with a 2 year contract.
The detailed specs of this smartphone however shows that it comes with quite impressive internal hardware specs for a mid-range budget phone, much loke the recently unveiled Samsung galaxy Stellar that is exclusively available on Verizon.
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 SoC
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display: 4.3 inch 960 x 540 qHD Super AMOLED Screen, 256 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) density
RAM: 1 GB (unconfirmed)
Storage: 8 GB onboard memory with MicroSD card Slot
Cameras: 8 MP rear with 1080p HD video recording capability and 2 MP front.
This phone also comes with dual user interface feature – just like the Galaxy Stellar, this means that aside from the original Android Skin, novice users will have the option to switch to a simpler and classic ‘Easy Experience’ interface. This is simply a skin that is designed for users to disable or hide most confusing features that were not originally on the Android smartphone.
In general, this is a lovable phone based on the specs, the overall design and shape and capabilities. It is hard to imagine that such an impressive device passes as a mid-sized gadget despite the high end features, some of which are the same as those of high end devices such as the HTC One X (RAM, Camera and storage). If you want a budget phone with high end specs, I would highly recommend this handset.