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Pantech Announces World's Largest Full HD Smartphone

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The Vega No.6 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU.

As expected, Pantech has announced the world's largest full HD smartphone: the 5.9-inch Vega No. 6.

The Vega's screen boasts a Natural IPS Pro LCD panel with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. At 5.9-inches, the device is the world's largest full HD smartphone. At 6.1-inches, Huawei's Ascend Mate holds the title of the device with the world's largest phone screen, but it's limited to 720p, as echoed in our hands-on CES impressions of the device.

As for the Vega No. 6, it's powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU accompanied by an Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of on-board storage and MicroSDXC support for expanding the memory up to 2 TB. It'll run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Flux UX.

A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera is also on board, as is a front-facing 2-megapixel lens, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, T-DMB (a mobile television service for South Korean consumers), USB 2.0 and a 3,140 mAh battery. Elsewhere, the Vega No. 6 houses an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and electronic compass.

The Vega No. 6 will launch in Korea next month for 849,000 won, which is around $795. Expect a global variant unveiling during the Mobile World Congress in late February.

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    LightningStryk17 , January 29, 2013 3:07 PM
    when will phones be "to big"?

    Eventually you won't even be able to hold them with one hand....
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    killerclick , January 29, 2013 3:07 PM
    So, basically a 6" 4G tablet?

    You can easily spot the kissless virgins by the comical size of their phones.
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    sliem , January 29, 2013 3:08 PM
    4G LTE support: yes
    Expandable memory: yes
    Android 4.1 OS: yes
    8+ Megapixel rear facing camera: yes
    Front facing camera: yes
    Wi-Fi: yes
    Bluetooth: yes
    GPS: yes

    All is good but I think:
    -too big
    -too expensive

    Also, how's battery life?
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    sliem , January 29, 2013 3:09 PM
    wozza365its not the biggest Huawei Ascend Mate is 6.1" screen

    Biggest full HD.
    As stated in the article, Huawei Ascend Mate is 6.1 but only 720p, that's just HD not full HD.
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    halcyon , January 29, 2013 3:09 PM
    ^ Full HD, is appropriate in this size class. The Ascend Mate's low resolution screen is lacking for a device its size in 2013. This Pantech looks like a pretty slick device. ...but hopefully, the Note 3 will add a removable battery to the recipe.
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    maxer_ , January 29, 2013 3:11 PM
    Next week someone will announce 10 inch Smartphone and 5 inch tablet, world is going to an end.
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    halcyon , January 29, 2013 3:16 PM
    I think 6" is just about the max for a carry-anywhere device. For those that are concerned with their imaage...bluetooth headset?
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    acktionhank , January 29, 2013 3:35 PM
    killerclickSo, basically a 6" 4G tablet?You can easily spot the kissless virgins by the comical size of their phones.

    Eventually they we will have a 5 inch phone, that will fold open to the internal 9 inch tablet screen.
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    dthx , January 29, 2013 3:52 PM
    Records are there to be beaten ... but at the end of the day, will it sell?
    Would a car manufacturer advertise on "the heavyest family car of the wold" or "this car has the biggest Dashboard buttons ever" ?
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    jgutz2006 , January 29, 2013 4:00 PM
    studies conclude that 6" is too hard to handle, so everyone here can sleep peacefully.....

    gah! i included myself in that one
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    Marcus52 , January 29, 2013 5:10 PM
    "Too big" is at least partly a matter of personal preference. People will vote with their wallets here.

    I'm glad the industry is still pushing the envelope on size.
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    CaedenV , January 29, 2013 5:30 PM
    acktionhankEventually they we will have a 5 inch phone, that will fold open to the internal 9 inch tablet screen.

    much more likely to have a 5" phone that can wirelessly dock to a larger display and be used as a desktop.
    If the days of the flip phone and slide out keyboards taught us anything it is that movable and fold-able parts do not belong on fragile portable equipment.

    6" is a bit big for me personally, but if you can get an OS on there that can do real multi-tasking then I would much rather have an oversized phone that (barely) fits in my pocket than any kind of tablet or laptop. Even my Lumia 920 has replaced my laptop for almost everything. The only time I need it anymore is if I am going to be out of town and do not want to haul my desktop along for the ride.
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    brickman , January 29, 2013 5:47 PM
    I'll stick to my Dynatec thank you. It's plenty big :p 
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    jtenorj , January 29, 2013 6:12 PM
    5 inch phones are borderline too big. 6 inch phones are seriously encroaching on 7 inch tablet territory. I see most people swinging one way(5inch phone) or the other(7inch tablet). Not in the middle. Maybe that's just me.
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    downhill911 , January 29, 2013 6:51 PM
    It may look too big but I can quite imagine playing games and watching movies on it during boring train/bus/plane commutes.
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    halcyon , January 29, 2013 8:53 PM
    The reason I don't think this is too big is that the Note 2 now seems just fine in size and the S3 actually seems a bit small. The iPhone's screen-size seems budget-oriented. You get used to the larger screens very quick.
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    alidan , January 30, 2013 12:43 AM
    LightningStryk17when will phones be "to big"?Eventually you won't even be able to hold them with one hand....

    For a phone I don't think they'll ever really get too big. At least not for me see I like it wonder microphone I'm talking into his right by my mouth and if I want the speaker in my ear that would make the phone need to be about 6 to 7 inches long. This 5.9 is a diagonal dimension, it doesn't translate how long I want the phone to be an ace still think it's too short. What I want is a phone that's maybe a 4 inch clamshell but comes out to 8 inches money taken out. It has a top and bottom screen them both whom are big enough to equal any one cell phone from four years ago. And I want them to be sicker I don't like cell phones as they stand now because if your complete a credit card up to my head. I wanted to be some bulk that I can grab onto, to feel in my palm I don't want to just have two or three fingers holding it.
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    Darkk , January 30, 2013 12:53 AM
    I currently own the Samsung Galaxy Note II which is 5.5" and is perfect for me. It barely fits in my pocket so can't imagine anything bigger would do to pockets.

    Granted bigger can be better but it depends on what you are gonna use it for. If you rarely use it as a cell phone then yes bigger screen is better. Just expect to use bluetooth if you find it awkward holding 6" or bigger phone up against your face.
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    hitman400 , January 30, 2013 1:57 AM
    Same size at the Kindle now. I think cellphones should stick to one handed objects. I don't think 6" will fit in your pocket, so where are you gonna put it? Sure it is good for people who don't really use it for cellphones, but then why didn't you just get a tablet instead? Why not just keep the two things split? You don't necessarily need a universal product that does everything. Take for example reading on the Note 2, sure it's handy to have a phone and book in one device, but at the end of the day, the screen wasn't meant for reading and will cause eye fatigue.