The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a pretty small handset considering its gargantuan 4.8-inch display. At launch, Samsung was awfully proud about its thin bezel and slight frame, but it looks like it’s just been blown out of the water. Is this the smallest big smartphone ever?
This is the Pantech Vega S5, a monster of a phone that’s, at the time of writing, destined just for Korean markets. But we wish that wasn’t the case. See, the Vega S5 is a bit of a marvel of engineering.
Its 5-inch, 1280×720 pixel IPS-LCD display has been forced into a body smaller than the Galaxy S3’s thanks to a process called ‘Zero Bezel’, which – as you can probably see – leaves the screen with practically no buffer on either side.
Not only that, but the handset is thinner than the Galaxy S3 at 6.89mm, sports the super-powerful dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, has a 2100mAh battery and a 13-megapixel camera.
That’s an impressive package by anyone’s reckoning. Pantech’s currently limiting the device to the SK Telecom network in South Korea, but we’re aching for a worldwide release at some point after that. It’s time someone tried to challenge the S3 on these shores.