Pantech has been quite the thorn in Samsung’s side for the past couple of years as far as Korean smartphone sales are concerned and, as impressive as the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 may look, the Vega makers continue to breathe down Sammy’s neck.

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The Vega No. 6 saw daylight back in February with a gargantuan 5.9-inch Full HD screen, monstrous battery and a heap of other top-notch specs and features, the Vega LTE-A followed on its footsteps with a slightly smaller but still impressive panel, plus Snapdragon 800 SoC and fingerprint scanner and now a Vega Note is apparently in the works with… stylus support.

No prizes for guessing what Galaxy “star” is Pantech going after with the Vega Note, but here’s where things get really interesting – the thing is tipped to also come with fingerprint recognition technology in tow, so in a way the number two smartphone seller in Korea could kill two birds with one stone.

Need me to spell it out for you? Okay, they’re going for both Samsung and Apple’s jugular.

Pantech Vega Note invite

Though not yet officially official, the Pantech Vega Note is very much real, based on press invites sent out by its maker to members of the Korean press. The grand unveiling is going down on October 10, and, as you can tell from those pretty invites, the fingerprint sensor will be one of the main selling points.

Other features should include a 5.9-inch Full HD panel, LTE-Advanced speeds, quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 gigs of RAM and pre-loaded Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so basically the Vega Note intends to blend what’s cool about the No.6 together with what’s awesome about the Vega LTE-A… and add a touch of functionality courtesy of pen support.

Sounds a-okay to me, only you know, Pantech doesn’t have a tradition of rolling out its proudest mobile devices globally and they’re unlikely to start now. Bummer, huh?

Sources: Ameblo, Osen