By Stephen Schenck | February 7, 2012 11:46 PM
At first glance, Pantech’s Vega LTE appears nearly identical to its Vega Racer, a phone we looked at back in May. They’re actually not that far off from each other, but there are a few key changes that make the Vega LTE a bit more exciting.
While the Racer has a 4.3-inch WVGA display, the Vega LTE raises the bar, moving up to a 4.5-inch screen and bumping the resolution all the way up to a slightly-better-than-720p 1280×800. We know this kind of display is quickly looking like it’s about to become positively common, but we’re still impressed manufacturers are cramming so many pixels into our smartphones’ screens.
The Vega LTE will have an eight-megapixel camera, just like the Racer, include NFC support, and have 16GB of internal storage. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a full gigabyte of RAM, it should prove to be quite the powerhouse. We doubt it needs spelling out, but if you’re not managing to connect the dots, the Vega LTE will support… LTE communications. It’s arriving in South Korea with the frequency support to match, and will receive local TV broadcasts using DMB. Sadly, it doesn’t look like it will be spreading abroad any time soon.