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Pantech Announces World's Largest Full HD Smartphone

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.

  • its not the biggest Huawei Ascend Mate is 6.1" screen
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  • LightningStryk17
    when will phones be "to big"?

    Eventually you won't even be able to hold them with one hand....
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  • killerclick
    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
    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
    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
    ^ Full HD, 1920x1080...as 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_
    Next week someone will announce 10 inch Smartphone and 5 inch tablet, world is going to an end.
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  • halcyon
    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
    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
    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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