Pantech launches fingerprint-scanning Vega Secret Note with Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM, and stylus

We are on a bit of a kick when it comes to new phablets this morning; we only just wrapped-up telling you about LG’s new G Pro Lite, the company’s budget-minded 5.5-inch handset, and now Pantech has gone official with a phablet of its own, the 5.9-inch Vega Secret Note.

This phone managed to show itself a little early, and though its specs were rumored at the time, both the phone’s name (now adding that “secret” bit) and some of those details were off.

For instance, instead of 2GB as rumored, the Secret Note gets a forward-thinking 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The other specs are similarly high-end, including a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 1080p display, 13-megapixel main camera, and 1080p-capable front-facer. There’s a 3200mAh battery, and 32GB internal storage. The Secret Note will ship running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Around back, you’ll find the fingerprint scanner we saw in leaked pics. And what’s a phablet without a stylus; it may not use a fancy digitizer like the Note 3’s but Pantech’s thrown in a capacitive pen for good measure.

Pantech may not be the most appreciated brand around, but we’ve got to admit that the hardware assembled here looks pretty darn decent, and even the aesthetics aren’t too bad. Look for it to sell for what works out to about $840 when it finally hits retail in South Korea.

Source: Pantech (Google Translate)
Via: The Droid Guy

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