Don’t look now, Samsung, but your reign of terror over the booming phablet market is about to end. Or at least be seriously challenged for a change, though Pantech’s spanking new Vega Secret Note is likely to keep it modest and only go for South Korean gold.

pantech vega secret note 2 Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9 inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner

But boy, are Koreans on the lookout for the biggest, baddest Android out there faced with a tough choice. Should they go for the mainstream option, the 5.7-inch Full HD Note 3, rocking S Pen support, Snapdragon 800 power, 3 gigs of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean?

Or should they instead opt for a more undergroundy, nichy Pantech Vega Secret Note, which steals borrows the stylus support from its “master”, bumps up the display size to 5.9 inches, keeps the score tied in the resolution, CPU and RAM departments and also adds in the equation a fingerprint scanner and an array of security-enhancing features? That’s a tough one, huh?

Pantech Vega Secret Note Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9 inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner

Whatever you folks based in “The Land of the Morning Calm” decide, you should probably feel proud you’re in a position to go back and forth between the GNote 3 and Vega Secret Note.

Oh, and by the by, to help you make the most educated choice possible, let’s mention Pantech’s newest giant comes with a 13 MP rear-facing camera in tow, 2 MP secondary snapper, pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, LTE-Advanced network speeds and a 3,200 mAh battery that, believe it or not, exactly matches Note 3’s cell size. It’s like they tried their best to make it impossible for you to decide.

pantech vega secret note 3 Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9 inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner

Meanwhile, there apparently is only one flavor of the Secret Note, with 32 GB of on-board storage, but the good news is you can expand that with an additional 2 TB (!!!) via microSD. As for pricing, rumor has it the 5.9-incher will start at 900,000 won in a couple of weeks or so, which is 840 US bucks, give or take a few nickels.

Source: Android Community