Who needs touchscreens and slide to unlock features says Pantech. This latest commercial shows just how 2010 touchscreens and slide to answer features really are because they have introduced hands-free gesture based controls for swiping through pictures and even answering phone calls. Apple may have recently received their patents for slide to unlock, but lets see how they take this newest video from Pantech. They are showing off their new 4.5″ 4G LTE Android smartphone, enjoy the video after the break.

Earlier this month Pantech officially announced the Vega LTE. It sports a 4.5″ 1280 x 720p HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE speeds and a sizable 1860 mAh battery too. Currently only available in South Korea I’d love to get my hands on this phone, but doubt that will be happening any time soon.

Pantech Vega LTE gesture controls commercial

Currently the Vega LTE isn’t slated for a release anywhere outside of South Korea but hopefully they smarten up and give it a go here in the US as I’m sure plenty would love to enjoy this phone. With the great specs above and 16GB of internal storage all packed into a svelte 9.35mm thin body this phone puts up a good fight with current Android 2.3 Gingerbread offerings at the moment. Pantech recently launched the Breakout with 4G LTE on Verizon, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more devices from Pantech in the near future.

What do you guys think. Love the idea of gesture controls for answering calls or would you accidentally answer it too often? I myself want to at least give it a try.

[via Phandroid]