By Stephen Schenck | December 10, 2012 12:34 PM
Late last week we told you how ZTE was looking to get in on the 1080p smartphone party, joining the ranks of HTC, as well as Sony, Samsung, LG, and all the other OEMs rumored to be working on 1080p handsets of their own. ZTE might not be the only not-quite-mainstream Android company developing a 1080p phone, with evidence of a new Pantech 1080p device also surfacing.
The Pantech Vega IM-A860 recently made an appearance in the GLBenchmark database. While the Pantech name itself is absent, the presence of Vega certainly suggests the manufacturer, and the model number can be tied to Pantech in separate WiFi certification paperwork.
While some reports are claiming that this hardware would feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, like so many other 1080p Androids we’ve heard rumored, we don’t see where that’s coming from. The benchmark results mention an MSM8960, which is a dual-core S4 Plus. If that’s indeed the case, we’ve got to be concerned that the A860 might not have the muscle to drive a 1080p display.
The Vega IM-A860 will apparently arrive running Jelly Bean, though exactly when that might be is still up in the air; we’ll have our eyes out for it early next year.