Soon after the launch of Galaxy Note 2 by the South Korean tech giant Samsung in August, another handset manufacturer from South Korea – Pantech has come up with the Vega R3 smartphone sporting a 5.3 inch touchscreen display.
At the launch event, the Vice President of Pantech, Lee Joon-woo was quoted saying, “The smartphone market is changing into an unprecedented scene of fierce competition … Vega R3 is the best existing quad-core smartphone. I dare tell competitors to learn from Pantech. Pantech grabbed the No. 2 market share last year. If we properly compete with the iPhone 5, we anticipate reclaiming the position sometime in the first half.”
Have a brief look at the specifications of the Pantect Vega R3 smartphone.
Dimension and Weight: Vega R3 boasts a dimension of 134.8 x 69.8 x 9.0mm and weighs in at 169 grams.
Display: When it comes to the display, Vega R3 sports a 5.3 inch Natural IPS Pro LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Processor: The handset is claimed to have a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with LTE support and Adreno 320 GPU.
Operating System: Vega R3 is flavored with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, however a Jelly Bean rollout is expected to hit the handset soon.
Memory: Vega R3 has 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting expandable memory
Camera: The handset has a 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera for video calling.
Connectivity: Apart from the LTE support offered by the processor, the handset packs connectivity features including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Vega R3 is powered by a large 2,600 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 14.5 hours talk time and 360 hours standby.
Price & Availability
While the price of the Vega R3 is not known, the handset will be released with three carriers in South Korea today.