Watch out Galaxy S II, Here comes the Vega Racer from… Pantech?

| May 21, 2011 | Reply

We’ve been hearing about the super powered dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II for a while now, and a lot of people are excited about it. It has already been released overseas and all reports say that the thing is a beast, definitely the fastest on the market right now. But how long will that last? Apparently not for long…

Pantech (yes Pantech) recently announced what looks like the most powerful Android smartphone to date, the Vega Racer. The Pantech Vega Racer packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz plus the Adreno 220 GPU, which is a darn good combo. The device is actually based on the same chipset as the HTC EVO 3D,  (Snapdragon MSM8660) but overclocked to 1.5GHz CPU (EVO 3D is at 1.2GHz).

Some other specs of the Vega Racer include a 4.3″ LCD of WVGA resolution, 1GB RAM and a couple of cameras – an 8 megapixel one at the back and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel cam. It will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it hits the SK Telecom shelves later this month. The bad news is that SK Telecom is a Korean carrier… It is yet to be seen whether the phone will venture out of Korea, and if so – where to?

What we do know, though, is that the phone sounds super powerful and will most likely be the first dual-core 1.5GHz phone.

Now I will address the phone’s manufacturer, Pantech. While Pantech is a pretty prominent cell phone manufacturer overseas, they’re not really well known here in the U.S.. They do have devices released here but nothing really significant. I haven’t personally seen a good Pantech phone. So what kind of hardware quality would we get if this device were to be released here in the U.S.? Is their custom overlay any good? Even if so, would people take a chance on a relatively unknown player in order to get that kind of power? Who knows… Would you?

 

Source: GSM Arena

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