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Pantech Vega LTE-A IM-A880S unveiled

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When Apple tried to show how Samsung copied their earlier smartphone models, there was a little leeway here and there, even though the general consensus is Samsung looked at the iPhone and iPad and tried to make something similar for the market.

The Pantech Vega LTE-A is like Samsung and the LG G2 is like Apple, in our view. Even though we have only heard whispers and rumours of the LG G2, it is enough to make us question, when reading the specs sheet for the Vega LTE-A, if this was not the LG G2.

We could be completely wrong, perhaps LG infiltrated Pantech and found some impressive designs to place in the LG G2. However, with Pantech being a smaller mobile maker, we are sure some of the design came from LG G2 leaks and rumours.

Onto the specs, the Pantech Vega LTE-A has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16 – 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera and 3100mAh battery. The phablet comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, thankfully not AMOLED.

This is where it gets interesting, the Vega LTE-A has a fingerprint reader and touch sensor on the back of the device. As far as we know the fingerprint reader will only be capable of locking and unlocking the phone, with no other optimisation for apps.

Pantech have also designed a ‘Smart Cover’ almost identical to Quick Window, an accessory to come on the LG G2. It will show some apps on a tile when the phone screen is closed under the screen cover.

As the name suggests, the Pantech Vega LTE-A will take advantage of South Korea’s LTE advanced service, hitting peak speeds of 150mbps. We believe Pantech will stay inside Asia and may make a non LTE-A version for other countries.

Source: Android Community