Pantech Readying Samsung Galaxy S4 “Killer” Dubbed Vega Iron

Posted on Apr 15 2013 - 10:00am by Adrian Diaconescu

Even if Samsung is yet to make the Galaxy S4 available for sale, there’s no doubt the next big thing will be big. According to some projections, the 5-incher could sell as many as 100 million units worldwide and therefore pulverize the records of its forefather, the Galaxy S3.

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But is there anyone that can block S4’s road to glory? You bet. There’s HTC’s splendid aluminum One, Sony’s waterproof Xperia Z, LG’s ginormous Optimus G Pro, and Pantech’s Vega Iron. Wait, back up a second. Pantech’s Vega Iron? What’s that?

Well, if we are to give credence to rumors, it’s another stunning Android-powered 5-incher that’s supposed to be unveiled this week. And I know what you’re thinking. Pantech is anything but a household name in the global mobile industry.

True, but what you may not know is that Pantech is Samsung’s number one competitor in their homeland – Korea. Around those parts, Pantech phones have been more popular in 2012 than LG and HTC handhelds and even than Apple’s iPhones.

So why shouldn’t they hope to reach world fame with the Vega Iron? Especially since this mystery beast is to pack a state-of-the-art quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor inside a super-slim 8.8 mm body.

The Vega Iron will most likely sport a 5-inch Full HD panel too, while the rest of the “known” specs at this time include 2 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, NFC and a 2,150 mAh battery.

That would put this new fellow in the same league as the Galaxy S4 from almost every standpoint, but here’s the kicker – apparently, the Vega Iron will be the world’s first bezel-less phone. This is in no way confirmed info, but several sources talk about either no borders at all, or very slim bezels surrounding the screen. If that doesn’t sound hot, I don’t know what does.

But wait, there’s more. The Pantech Vega Iron, known also as the IM-A870, has been seen making its first visit to AnTuTu a while ago. The 5-incher has allegedly scored around 24,000 points in the popular benchmark during pre-production phases, which means once the final device will be tested, it will probably raise the bar even higher. In which case Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will really have something to fear.

Via [Phones Review]

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Adrian has an insatiable passion for writing ever since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about technology and gadgets in general and Android in particular.