Pantech Vega Secret Note goes official, touts privacy features

October 10, 2013
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Just yesterday, we got hold of some leaked photos of the upcoming Pantech Vega Note. That smartphone has become official today and we're discovering that the stylus-enabled Pantech Vega Secret Note sports some rather intriguing features indeed.

It is unsurprising that the Pantech Vega Secret Note runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. However, it comes with a RAM size of 3 GB, which is not that common but is quite in line with its rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. And indeed, this device also sports an almost similar looking stylus which Pantech calls, unsurprisingly, the V Pen. The Vega Secret Note does sport a larger 5.9-inch display that still keeps the 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. It sports a 13 megapixel camera at the back and a 2 megapixel one on the front. It has 32 GB of storage but, quite surprisingly, also has USB host mode right off the bat, giving it access to external storage capacities of up to 2 TB.

Of course, the Pantech Vega Secret Note's utterly long name would be useless without its special privacy and security features. As seems to be the fad these days, the Vega Secret Note has a fingerprint sensor on its rear. But aside from simply unlocking the device, it also serves as a way to reveal a hidden set of data such as phonebook entries, photos, videos, music, and others. The smartphone also some other interesting features such as LTE-A support, TV viewing via Korea's DMB technology, and a custom tile-based homescreen launcher that looks quite similar to some other mobile operating system.

There is no information on date or carrier availability yet, but the Pantech Vega Secret Note is said to be priced at 900,000 won, or around $840. The smartphone also has a cover accessory that sports a small window where you can use the stylus to write notes on the smartphone, similar to what Samsung also has for its own stylus-enabled phablet.

SOURCE: Pantech


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  • Richard Yarrell

    Talk about copying between LG and these guys I don’t know who’s worse. Plain and simple nothing else matters but Samsung but let’s see where this goes.

    • Ken

      They’re all out of Korea…would you expect anything less?

      • JayQ330

        Damn, your low, close to discriminating & that’s as close to racism. Bum

  • Andye82

    This is a shameless copy of Note but I think it looks better than the original. I would otherwise rather get this but the amount of embarrassment for the copying keeps me away

    • GagaScrewer

      Who cares really? If it happens to be that a copy is better than an original, then I will take the copy.

      I stopped a long time ago to be embarrassed by what others might think. That is normally the kind of worry iSheep have, not me!

      • MannyLegacy

        …THANK YOU!!!

  • somnang prak

    Pantech technology have been innovating for years, samsung galaxy s4 feature is like 4 years old toward pantech check the pantech vega s5 even tho it a old phone, check the pantech vega iron its the most premium mobile i ever have, solid build and yes i smash the galaxy s4 with it, and samsung had no chance with the solid build frame, check the pantech vega no.6 a finger mouse (v touch)and the back a fantastic camera better than the nokia and samsung dlsr technology 5.9 inch and full hd, the pantech vega r3 run smooth with ease. U say they copy i dont think so, u have to remember samsung is supporting them cause samsung own 10% of share and qualcomm own 10% as well, so why two big company supporting them THEY INNOVATE PPL!! GO PANTECH!!! WILL BUY THIS PHONE AS WELL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001386596236 Tha Watcher

    Ummm… is that an Apple Lightning Connector?

  • JayQ330

    How is Samsung to cheap to use plastic than metal, that a company unknown for making phones is more in touch with what people want! Fingerprint scanner *I know Motorola was the first phone with a fingerprint scanner* metal simple back, SD card & replaceable battery & battery cover *metal*, 3 guys of ram… I know it’s a rip off. but even LG couldn’t do better, sad, but I would get this phone do to the fact that they didn’t specify all its abilities *air drop, BT 4 LOW ENERGY with that new voice/music enhanced tech + more* oh yeah & no bloatware.

  • NuMoo

    Bring on the head to head with the Note 3!!!