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Sep 05

Pantech Vega Racer With 1.5GHz Dual Core CPU Announced

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 Pantech has announced a new Android smartphone for the Korean Market.  Called the Pantech Vega Racer, this one boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU that should get benchmark geeks excited to give it a try.
No, we haven’t entered the month of even faster mobile processors yet.  In fact, this handset runs on the same dual-core chipset used by the HTC Evo 3D (Snapdragon MSM8660) — just overclocked to get the extra muscle.  It’s paired with an Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM, which should see this thing blast through mobile games like it’s nobody’s business (not that the games on Android right now are really that awesome… but still).
Details of the Pantech Vega Racer include a  4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display (800 x 480 resolution), an 8.0 megapixel camera module, a 1.3 megapixel webcam in front for video chat and, we’re assuming, the usual cavalcade of smartphone fittings (WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth, the works).  The shell is 9 mm thin and houses a 1,650 mAh battery.  It weighs a light 4.23 ounces and gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the OS of choice.
As with many of Pantech’s releases, this new superphone seems destined strictly for the South Korean market.  SK Telecom gets it before the month ends at an as-yet unannounced price.
[via Engadget]