The folks from Pantech are finally ready to make a bigger splash here stateside according to the latest leak of the companies upcoming smartphone. Pantech has remained quite here in the states other than a few budget phones but this new Pantech Magnus is looking to change that. With impressive specs this phone could be “great” so lets take a look.

According to our good friend Wikipedia Magnus stands for “great” and that is exactly what AT&T and Pantech are going for here. The Pantech Magnus packs some top tier specs that should break them from the budget crowd and hopefully into the limelight. Their hardware has always been quite decent, and hopefully they leave Android completely vanilla without any overlays.

We can clearly see Android 4.0 ICS (or Jelly Bean) on screen navigation keys so that is a good sign. Then the folks from Engadget who received this leak state it will be powered by the popular 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 found inside many top end smartphones like the Galaxy S III. It will also have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and of course AT&T 4G LTE speeds.

The leak doesn’t give any additional details but we’re hearing (and have seen leaked benchmarks) stating this will in fact sport a 720p HD display. Given the image it looks to be a 4.3 or possible 4.5-inch smartphone, then we have a front 1.3 VGA camera and an 8 megapixel shooter on the rear with LED flash. the design looks relatively safe yet of good quality — although the HTC DROID Incredible like humps on back are a bit odd. Hopefully the folks from AT&T and Pantech will mention more about this smartphone in the coming days or weeks. Hit the links below for additional Pantech news.