Korean customers can now get their hands on the Pantech Vega LTE EX. The phone, which released with new hands-free technology, began to sell last Friday on the U+ network.
If you aren’t familiar with Pantech’s latest designs, the Vega LTE EX will be a pleasant surprise. What makes this line of phones so unique is the swipe gesture control. With the technology you don’t have to touch your device to perform certain actions. If you are busy in the kitchen rolling out dough and don’t want to get flour all over your smartphone, for example, all you have to do is swipe your hand in front of the device when someone calls and it will automatically answer. The same controls can be used to skip forward and backward for music tracks.
Other than the unique hands-free gesture technology in the Vega LTE line, the device itself has some pretty great hardware. The handset currently runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (no information has been released on whether or not the device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 in the future) and is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and 1 GB of RAM. The device features a 4.5 inch display with a 1280x800p resolution and looks extremely clear due to the Super IPS LCD technology.
It has a rear-facing 8 MP camera for video and photos as well as a 2 MP front-facing lens for video chat. The battery is pretty good measuring in at 1830 mAh. The phone weighs a little more than 136 grams and is a little thicker than some measuring in at 9.65mm.
The 4G LTE device is definitely neat with the hands-free technology so if you’re interested in picking one of these up in Korea now is the time to do so. There is no word on whether the Pantech Vega LTE EX will make it to any other countries, but be sure to check back here frequently in case there is.
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