It appears that Verizon is set to get another low end, budget friendly smartphone in the coming weeks or months. While nothing is official yet the image below seemingly confirms the new Pantech Star Q 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless. Being Pantech’s second device with Verizon 4G LTE, this looks to be another budget offering.
Pantech’s new Star Q does rock the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual-core processor as the Galaxy S III, as well as a 4-inch display, but that is the only thing it has going for it. Aside from maybe a price tag of free (hopefully) otherwise it might not sell that great.
Sadly that 4-inch display runs on a low WVGA resolution, and the up-to-date Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board has been tweaked by Pantech and looks like something you’d see on a feature phone from 2009 if you ask me. It’s a bit of a mess. Other specs include a measly 3 megapixel camera (with no LED flash) and a 5-row sliding QWERTY keyboard that should make some potential buyers happy. We are expecting this to be free or a very budget friendly device, but will update once we hear anything official as all this is just leaks for now. This could be a great back to school phone for the kids!