Android phablets announced over the past year, including the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II and 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate, sport massive 720p HD displays. Although 1280×720 is a respectable resolution for devices that are much, much smaller than tablets, we know it could and should be bumped up to 1920×1080 like we’ve started to see with 5-inch screened smartphones – Sony Xperia Z, HTC Droid DNA and Huawei Ascend D2. Well, expect to see lots of phablets with 1080p FHD displays in 2013. Rumors point to Samsung launching the Galaxy Note III with a 6.3-inch 1080p dislpay later this year. Sony may even join the super-sized smartphone club with a 6.44-inch 1080p screened device of their own. The first manufacturer to announce such a device, however, is Pantech with its upcoming Vega No. 6.
The Pantech Vega No. 6 rocks a 5.9-inch 1080p Full HD LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (plus microSD card slot), a 13 megapixel rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a 3140mAh battery. The Vega No. 6 has a unique rear touchpad feature, called V Touch, which is said to improve one-handed usability. On the software front, it’s running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the FLUX 1.7 UX. There are also additional software enhancements, including multi-mini windows, a split virtual keyboard, and V Note.
The Pantech Vega No. 6 will be released in Korea soon. Just keep in mind Sharp already has a 6.1-inch WQXGA 2560×1600 smartphone display in the works, which we could see on devices by the end of the year.