Pantech Vega Secret Note

It's looking a lot like a Samsung device, except for one thing...

Pantech announced a new 5.85-inch Android 4.2.2 device recently called the Vega Secret Note. Looking at the included stylus, windowed cover accessory and the name, it's easy to see a ton of Samsung influence here, but setting it apart is a fingerprint scanner on the back. 

The Vega Secret Note is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon processor with 3 GB of RAM. The display is full HD at a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a solid 3200 mAh battery keeps everything chugging along.  You'll also find a 13 megapixel camera on the back, and 32 GB of internal storage with support for USB host if you need more.

With the iPhone 5s out, it's expected that fingerprint scanning is going to be making a bit of a resurgence. The Motorola Atrix didn't exactly sell the idea to the world a few years ago, but I think we can agree that as a basic security mechanism, it's a lot more convenient than PIN codes or lock gestures. 

I won't be holding my breath for a release of the Pantech Vega Secret Note anywhere outside of Korea, but it's probably safe to say we'll be seeing at least a few other Android devices with fingerprint scanners launching over the next couple of quarters. We've already seen hints that HTC is going down this route; will Samsung?

For those interested, you can check out the Vega Secret Note's page here for more details.

Via: Android Community

There are 44 comments

Phillycat says:

The HTCOne max is getting less interesting by the day.

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Without question the Htc One Max is nothing more than a big phone with no purpose of course.

And this Pantech device pure bootleg of Samsung 100%. It's pretty clear Samsung is the industry leader of everything.

Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products period.

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blackroseMD1 says:

Great opinion you've got there, but I'll take a phone with HTC's build quality and BoomSound speakers over a Galaxy product any day. I left Samsung for HTC after owning the S2 and S3, and I won't be going back.

squiddy20 says:

"And this Pantech device pure bootleg of Samsung 100%." It's got a home button so of course it must be a Samsung "bootleg" :rollseyes Do you know how stupid you sound?

Bwahahahaha says:

Just look at his picture... he even looks like he's not all there. I've come to the realization that fanboys like this d-bag are only after getting a rise out of everyone with a brain... and in that regard he's been pretty successful thus far. We all need to start ignoring this dumb fuck... if there's a way to ignore such stupidity and ignorance, that is.

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jonathan3579 says:

Here here!

BldyIdt says:

Ouch! XD

MarkSeven says:

My n*gga u need a life..

caesantos says:

Samsung has 10% of Pantech...

Really seems like Pantech is trying to pack all the popular items into this phone, but I don't know if that is the best idea.

vividrich says:

What is with the stupid physical home button.

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codiusprime says:

If you're going to copy someone you might as well copy the most successful Android handset manufacturer.

darrylz07 says:


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vividrich says:

Physical button fanboy

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NoNexus says:

Better than screen guzzling on screen buttons



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Kayone73 says:

Physical home button worked fine on the Samsung Galaxys, no complaints

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newboyx says:

So is Pantech officially going down the road leading to KIRFville?

StuartV says:

Looks like a capacitive stylus, not a digitizing stylus like the Samsung Notes have. Yes?

Ya, totally. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

LegacyEvoAce says:

Sounds awesome!

xlDeMoNiClx says:

Pantech just became Apple's main competition in shamelessly ripping off other companies? A fingerprint scanner is not nearly enough of a difference.

NoNexus says:

Lol Pantech > Apple

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milesmcever says:

Wonder if the finger print scanner is gonna fail as it did on the motorola attrix 3+ years ago.

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CUKIO34 says:

Apple actually purchased a company formally known as AuthenTec, AuthenTec deals with fingerprint recognition and developed the iPhone fingerprint version you see now.

NoNexus says:


Posted from a van, down by the river

Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs?


quailallstar says:

Awesome play!

Sent from the surface of the moon with my un-branded white LG Optimus G Pro on T-Mobile LTE; and yes we landed there.

NoNexus says:

[Ed McMahon voice] I did not know that Johnny! HAW! HAW! HAW! [/voice]


HAW! HAW! HAW! And now here's Roy!!

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CUKIO34 says:

Illustrator Joe did you know your mom's mouth can hold not one set but two sets of testicles? crazy fact huh.

HAW, HAW, ehhhh!

CUKIO34 says:

Just some info to share. No need for sarcastic "Point" comment.

Pantech has been stepping up their game. They have a really nice phone on Verizon right now that I saw when I got my G2. The only problem is that it was $99. It is a beast of a phone, but it's too expensive when you can get an S3 for the same price.

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Dan DC says:

The name throws me off, I'll call it Steve.

I remember when my ThinkPad had a fingerprint scanner.

savdini says:

I don't even lock my phone, couldn't care less about a finger print scanner

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2jjordan12 says:

I think this thing sounds awesome...pantech could be a brand on a mission if they would keep pushing their mobile products to the u.s.

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Every company has to start somewhere. i see no point in calling them a shameless rip-off. These phones are quickly becoming a commodity, like rice.

joelpanida says:

Samsung owns 10 % of Pantech..So there you have it folks...Go Samsung ! ! ! pantech = samsung .

Mo ZedEl says:

My 6 year old Lenovo N200 has a fingerprint scanner. It stopped working two years ago and to be honest, it hasn't made a difference to me at all.

This is just gonna be another face unlock type gimmick

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Second device now that is shipping with 3 GB or ram, the first being the note 3. Looks like the start of a trend. Be interesting to see the specs of the new devices at CES 2014 in Jan and Mobile World Congress in Feb... Its hard to believe those are only a few months away lol

caesantos says:

Samsung owns 10% of Pantech, so Vega is not really a competitor...

crwolv says:

Are you kidding me this phone has better specs than almost any phone on the planet and its a pantech what the heck is going on here why is it all the good names are being eclipsed by crappy name phones it started with optimus line now this, I want it, the nexus better have 3 gigs of ram and not the wimpier Snapdragon 800(2.2 ghz, and yeah it's wimpier

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Damien Lobb says:

If it has a better speaker than the Note 3 (not hard) than there could be a reason to get it... But if the pen is capacitive than that's pretty crap...