Pantech unveils Vega Secret Note, a 5.9-inch Galaxy Note 3 contender with stylus and fingerprint scanner
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 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.
Right on schedule, Pantech has unveiled the Vega LTE-A, which is the company’s third top-notch smartphone to see daylight in 2013, following on the footsteps of the massive Vega No 6 and the very sleek-looking Vega Iron.
In spite of a rumor bonanza that has started many months ago, you can still count the number of official Snapdragon 800-powered devices on one hand. Not to mention that technically there’s only one such gadget people can score – the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A in Korea.
After leaping to the number two spot in Korean smartphone sales ranks, it’s only natural to see Pantech get more bullish on its prospects outside the homeland. Two of the company’s newest gadgets are thus making their way to Taiwan, which could be the first step towards a global charge.