Sep 24th, 2012

The Pantech Vega series hasn’t exactly been known to set the mobile world on fire but the OEM looks to be bringing some major heat soon. The Pantech Vega R3 will come to town with a 5.3 inch display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 13 megapixel HD camera with a 2MP front-facing camera, and more.

This configuration directly threatens the likes of the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but as great as it sounds on paper there is reason to be skeptical of its clout.

For starters, we’ll be lucky to see this thing launch outside of Asia. Pantech’s better phones tend to be limited to a handful of regions, with only entry level and mid-range offerings to be had elsewhere.

It’s also hard to pass up on the Samsung or LG names, or any other high profile manufacturer that comes out with comparable devices. I don’t know about you, but I have a certain level of trust for each OEM and Pantech isn’t exactly near the top.

That said, we can’t judge the device before we’ve had a chance to play with it so we’ll stop right there. The device will be available in South Korea from all major carriers. What’s the word on this one, folks? [via Unwired View]

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