Pantech which is a South Korean Company has announced the launch of Pantech Vega R3 which sports 5.3-inch Natural IPS display powered by 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich which will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon. The smartphone weighs 169 grams, hacing 16GB of Internal memory which can be expandable using micro SD card slot and has support for LTE.
Pantech Vega R3 is all set to give a tough competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and iPhone 5 in South Korea.
Vice President of Pantech, Lee Joon-woo said -“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.”
The smartphone will released in South Korea with three carriers today. No mention regarding the launch of smartphone in US and European countries yet.
Specs and features of Pantech Vega R3
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Dimension of 134.8 x 69.8 x 9.0mm
5.3 inch Natural IPS Pro LCD display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel
1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
Adreno 320 GPU
13MP rear camera
2MP front camera for video calling
16GB internal memory
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and micro USB 2.0
2,600 mAh Li-ion battery
Pantech Vega R3 price has not been revealed yet.