Pantech Vega Iron smartphone squeezes 5-inch HD display between 2.4mm bezel

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pantech-vega-iron.jpgPantech’s latest smartphone, the hardcore-sounding Vega Iron, looks set to catch your attention with its slinky thin bezel.

Packing in a 5-inch 1,280×720 display, the screen sits in a chassis with bezel edges just 2.4mm wide on each side. To put that in perspective, that’s roughly half the width of the bezel on an iPhone 5, and makes the screen account for 75.5% of the phone’s front-side surface area, sitting just behind the Xperia ZL’s 75.8%.

Under the hood the handset sounds just as impressive, with a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor backed by 2GB of RAM, in-cell LCD tech in the display and Gigabit Wi-Fi.

32GB of built-in storage is the only model set to be available, with expansion via microSD, while a rear camera is set to snap 13MP shots.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system baked in, with a 4.2 update planned for the near future, while 4G is also supported. Battery capacity is 2,150mAh.

No word yet on a UK or US release, but this should be hitting South Korean stores soon. With Pantech looking to expand to Western markets, this wouldn’t be a bad handset to get the ball rolling with.

Gerald Lynch

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