A full HD smartphone from Pantech called the Vega IM-A860S or IM-A860L has been spotted in a leak from a Wi-Fi certification as well as GLBenchmark’s database.
Said names, as AndroidAuthority points out, are likely codenames of the devices for two mobile operators in South Korea, SK Telecom and LG U+.
The smartphone joins handsets from LG, Samsung, Sony, HTC, ZTE, and Oppo, which all have handsets with the supersharp 1080p display. LG, for its part, has the Optimus G2, Sony has the Odin and the Yuga, and Samsung has the Galaxy S4. Meanwhile, HTC has the Butterfly or Droid DNA, Oppo has the Find 5, and ZTE has the Nubia Z5.
Not to be left behind, Pantech’s upcoming device is expected to have an LCD display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Under the hood, it runs on a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the operating system of choice whereas its graphic processor is Adreno 320. As for connectivity, the handset supports 4G LTE and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. With these specifications, it appears that the 1080p smartphone is going to be Pantech’s flagship device for next year.
What are currently unknown at the moment are the size of its display, although it could well measure 5 inches. Furthermore, how much RAM and internal storage it will have are still a mystery. The leaked specifications does not make mention of the cameras or the battery that the Pantech Vega IM-A860 will have, as well. These key specifications, however, could be similar to the ones found on other high-end handsets to allow the Pantech device to compete with the others.
This smartphone could likely make an appearance at the CES event which is scheduled in January 2013.
Given the specifications, will you consider purchasing this Pantech smartphone?