The Pantech Star Q 4G LTE Verizon that plays successor to the Breakout, has been spotted in the wild. The device with a physical QWERTY keypad and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform, carries an affordable price tag of under $100.
According to Android and Me, its pictures are doing the rounds on the web and the smartphone has appeared on NenaMark benchmarks as well. Besides offering a generous scoop of the ICS OS, version 4.0.4 to be precise, this Pantech handset allows users to launch multiple applications at the same time with a little assistance from the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU. The dual core chipset can clock in a processing speed of 1.5GHz, and makes the phone compatible with the 4G LTE network.
In addition to the full physical 5-row QWERTY keyboard, the front panel has been fitted with a WVGA display that provides a multi-touch real estate of 4 inches. Those who are expecting a powerful camera may not like the fact that this phone sports a 3MP primary snapper. Nevertheless, the manufacturer has added a front-mounted webcam to facilitate video calling over the web.
And if that’s not enough, the Verizon-bound smartphone takes advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 technology and should come with built-in Wi-Fi. Needless to say, the inclusion of the Android OS will ensure access to the Google Play store and it may also tag along some Google Mobile services.
Reportedly, the Pantech Star Q 4G LTE Verizon price is $99 along with a contract and qualifying data plans. As there hasn’t been an official announcement as yet, its release date is not known.