Pantech dishes up 5.6in Vega Secret Up powerhouse

Pantech dishes up 5.6in Vega Secret Up powerhousePantech has continued its assault against the basic meaning of words with the Pantech Vega Secret Up, a daftly named smartphone with a 5.6in full HD display and a meaty list of specs.

Most make for familiar reading, but one that does stand out is the presence of a 24-bit 192kHz lossless audio codec for top-quality audio output.

Another interesting feature is Pantech's Privacy Protection Display, which narrows the viewing angle so that only someone looking straight at the display can see what's on it, while a fingerprint scanner adds a further layer of security.

The rest is more predictable: a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, a slightly measly 16GB of storage, a 3150mAh battery, LTE and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The Pantech Vega Secret Up will be available in South Korea this month in black or white and is expected to go for around the £500 mark. It's unlikely it'll make it to the UK, which is a shame, as it means we'll be losing out on what has to be one of the most magnificently  random names for a smartphone we've ever come across.

Via Pocket-lint

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socialjeebus  Dec. 6, 2013 at 13:36

Hi Martin,

I thought I'd add some depth to the features part - some interesting features too:

1. The 'secret box' feature - the secret box allows the user to protect (by fingerprint, passcode or pattern - or even all 3) messages, media, apps, etc on their phone.

2. 'secret apps' - fingerprint authentication within apps.

3. 'secret phonebook' - fingerprint authenticated phonebook.

4. 'secret blind' - literally an onscreen blind you can pull down to obscure your display to someone next to you.

5. 'sound case' - a special case to improve sound quality.

Looks very interesting, I'm going to try and get hold of one.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 7, 2013 at 07:12

thanks, socialjeebus :)
Sounds as if they at least tried to come up with a bit more than the usual incremental specs hike. The masses probably won't care much - those features are too hard to pitch by an unmotivated network store sales person. But for sim-free buyers who want something 'different' it may work. To the skeptical cynic, it sounds like it's mainly aimed at connoisseurs of the por*y type :p (all present excluded, of course ;). )


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