Verizon announces the Pantech Perception, coming April 25th for $99

Verizon Wireless doesn’t have a release date for the Samsung Galaxy S4 yet, but it wasted no time in announcing and pegging a date for the Pantech Perception. It’s a mid-range phone that will come in at $99 (following a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract), and features a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display, something we only typically see on Samsung phones these days.

The device also sports an 8 megapixel HD camera on the rear with a 2 megapixel camera on the front, 16GB of internal storage, and 4G LTE connectivity. It’ll be launching with Android 4.0 out of the box, though Verizon assures everyone that Jelly Bean is most certainly is on the way.

Verizon is marketing this global-ready device as the perfect companion for those who often find themselves with messy hands. Dubbed Motion Sense, you can do things like answer a call, scroll through contacts, or change a song simply by waving your hand above the screen. If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s some of the same stuff Samsung features on the Galaxy S4 (which is quite cool, might I add). You’ll be able to find the little boy wonder in Verizon’s stores this Thursday, May 25th, as well as online.

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  • frankie

    “Totally looking forward to that new Pantech”- said no one ever

    • ben7337

      As someone who is using cheap phones until a real dream phone comes out, this could be a killer phone. It has on screen buttons and likely great specs, but because of the brand name will probably sell used for way less than the galaxy s3, despite being a newer model, and as such, will hopefully be a great backup phone.

    • Megatron_Don

      comment made my day.

  • Matt Laney

    Que the applause……. I said, QUE THE APPLAUSE!!! ………nobody? nothing? Hmmm…..

  • http://twitter.com/KnowScott Scott Stafford

    This crap and no HTC One? WTF?

  • Shawn_Locke

    This is nothing more than a Verizon polished turd.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    This sounds like a great deal, except these two words, “Rebate” and “Contract”. Looks like I’ll be sticking with my pre-paid phone.

    • ben7337

      Wait for a used one on ebay 1-2 months after release, I bet a like new one goes for $80-$150.

  • KOLIO

    The GALAXY S3 is priced the same as this on VZW @ this very moment. Someone is seriously out-to-lunch @ BIG RED……………………….

  • real0325

    I’ll be picking this badboy up, selling my vz note 2 for this.

    • KOLIO

      Lucky you on VZW,at least you have that option.I’m stuck on T-MOBILE w/the HTC ONE…………….. :- P

      • real0325

        Lmao! It must hurt something terrible , I’ll be rocking this dual-core beast soon. I feel so sorry for you note 2 , HTC one, nexus lames.

        • KOLIO

          Honestly,it doesn’t look like a bad phone at all,but,w/other options of equal/better specs,comparaly priced,I don’t see why this is even being offered @ this point & time,especially w/ICS instead of JB out of the box.

          I stand by my previous statement,someone @ VZW is seriously out-to-lunch,to the point of warranting a workplace urinalysis screening for foreign substances……………………….

  • bluebayou

    what’s a pantech? ..LOL
    I’ll bet 80% of you know what this is http://amzn.to/15F1q7G over what a pantech was.