Lee Byung Hun’s Vega Racer from Pantech

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Lee Byung Hun’s new Vega Racer
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May 18, 2011

Pantech reveals 1.5 GHz dual-core phone
by Nicole Lee cnet.com

While Pantech has a relatively modest presence in the U.S., it has a number of impressive handsets in Korea. One such offering is the Vega Racer, which claims to be the world’s first 1.5 GHz dual-core smartphone. That’s certainly a lot of power in a tiny device–it uses Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon chip, 1GB of RAM, and an Adreno 220 GPU. It’s also not a petite handset, looming large with a 4.3-inch LCD. Other features include an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. We’re still in the dark regarding pricing, availability, and even the OS version, and we have no clue if it’ll arrive on our shores at all. But we can dream, can’t we? Oh, and Pantech says its working on a tablet as well.

Pantech Announces The Vega Racer
Source: tech2.in.com l unwiredview.com Via: Engadget

We have all heard about Qualcomm’s dual-core monster Snapdragon and a lot of smartphone enthusiasts are looking forward to what it can do. Well, it looks like the wait has ended with Pantech announcing the Vega Racer. Apart from the cool name, it is also the world’s first dual core smartphone which runs at 1.5GHz. The Vega Racer has some proper firepower under the hood. Apart from Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, it also packs in 1GB RAM as well as Qualcomm’s very own Adreno 220 GPU.

The device has a 4.3-inch LCD screen which runs at a resolution of 800×480, it also has dual cameras which are 8 Mega Pixels and 1.3 Mega Pixels respectively. The battery on the Vega Racer is 1650mAh with the entire device weighing just 120 grams and is only 9mm thin. Pantech is not a well know brand outside of Korea, but with this announcement, it is sure to get a whole lot of attention. We hope this makes it way to India as well, it will be good to see how well it stacks up against the competition.

May 19, 2011

Pantech Vega Racer, The First 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Phone
By Loh Ving Sung mobile88.com

19 May 2011 – If you are specs junkies then Pantech’s Vega Racer may be the superphone for you. Armed with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, it is set to go on sale later this month on SK-Telecom. The phone is reportedly powered by Android, but there aren’t any details about the version being used.

It’s got some real hardware starting with Qualcomm’s MSM 8660 Snapdragon chip, 1GB RAM, and Adreno 220 GPU. Aside from all that hardware, the Racer comes with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD display with 800×480 WVGA resolution, dual cameras shooting at 8-megapixel and the a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1650 mAh battery. All that is packed into a 9mm frame and weights only 120g.

The Korean phone maker doesn’t have a huge presence here in Malaysia, but we sure hope to get out hands on one over here. Pantech has also announced plans for a tablet, and development is said to be ‘in full swing’.


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