The Pantech Perception with 4G LTE on Verizon Wireless has been spotted using the treadmill at the FCC, as per documents seen on the site. The Android phone first came to light sometime in the beginning of January this year, but then all we had to go by was an image. Still, speculation was through the roof with all possible aspects being debated.
The FCC documents, issued as early as June last year, confirm that the Perception will have 4G LTE connectivity, while maintaining CDMA and GSM options. Other features that can be confirmed include the presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. From what can be seen in the images, there will be an 8MP camera on the back bringing along flash capabilities.
As Phone Scoop is reporting, the draft user manual has a few references suggesting support for Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA, as well as memory expandability via a microSD card slot, although these features haven’t been confirmed. Based on the images, the website also speculates that the handset is running Android 4.x, but that doesn’t narrow it down enough, and it is possible that it won’t be treated to Jelly Bean.
The pictures further let out the placement of ports and other things like the speaker on the rear panel next to the camera. The charging port and headphone jack can be found on top of the device and the volume rocker sits on its left side, while the right hand side makes room for the power button.
In January when rumors swelled up around the handset, it was thought that it might come with a 720p screen. Reports back then also pointed to a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, possibly running at 1.5GHz. Other specs which were ‘known’ then seemed to suggest that the phone would be positioned as a mid-range device or at least come at a mid-level cost, like the company’s Discover on AT&T.
Price and release date information for the Pantech Perception 4G LTE is not known at the moment, since neither the manufacturer nor Verizon Wireless has made anything official regarding the phone. Something else the FCC documents seem to confirm though, is the inclusion of NFC technology.