Pantech Vega S5 Outsmarts Galaxy SIII

Yeah you read it right. A new smartphone from a Korean company, Pantech, has reportedly upstaged the current king of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy SIII.  Pantech’s device is now the thinnest smartphone available.

The device, Pantech Vega S5, sports a 5-inch display and bests SIII, which only has a 4.8 touch screen display. Along with a ‘zero bezel’ technology, Vega S5 comes narrower than the Galaxy S3.

Galaxy S3 is wide at 8.6mm, where as Vega S5 is only 6.89mm wide. The Pantech handset stands ahead of Galaxy SIII in case of camera.

It has got a 13 megapixel camera, whereas SIII only has an 8 megapixel camera. Also Vega S5 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

But there are certain similarities. Both feature the same 2100mAh battery.  both run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and are 4G LTE handsets.

So will the new device emerge as a rival for the opulent Galaxy SIII? We hear that it will be launched only inSouth Koreawith SK Telecom. Good for Sammy, it will have to face the completion only at the national level.

No details are available regarding the launch date of the device. It will come with a price tag of roughly 900K Won (close to $800) inKorea.

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