An image of the Pantech Perception for Verizon Wireless has cropped up in yet another leak. The biggest event of 2013 so far is just about on its way out, but the unofficial stuff keeps coming. Some time ago we saw two very similar phones from the South Korean manufacturer, the Star and the Marauder, both with 4G LTE connectivity, headed in the direction of the carrier.
The Perception from Pantech will reportedly offer up visuals at a resolution of about 720p, and since all we have to go by is the image of the phone above, it isn’t clear at the moment how large a display the device will feature. In terms of exact screen resolution tough, the phone is rumored to have an 1196 x 720p display.
It should be able to throw out visuals in HD, a trait we are seeing more of in recent times, with most phone manufacturers opting to go the high-end way for more than a few of their devices. This was done by ZTE when the Chinese multinational company decided to unveil the Grand S and the Nubia Z5, both with a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera.
As Unwired View is reporting, this information about the Pantech smartphone in question comes from of a tweet by evleaks. The Twitter user is very active in terms of bringing the world the latest leaks relating to phones and has been spot on in the past. The user on the micro-blogging web site had successfully outed the global version of the American HTC Droid DNA in November 2012, then calling it the Deluxe.
Coming back to the matter at hand, the report suggests the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is made to tick at 1.5GHz. As with other early rumors, RAM and other specs are not known, but oddly, the talk surrounding the phone points to a fairly low price point, not far from the company’s Discover handset which recently moved in the direction of AT&T’s network.
For now, the Pantech Perception on Verizon Wireless must still be labeled a rumor, but considering the source’s illustrious past, we wouldn’t blame anyone for putting it in the pile containing other hopefuls. The phone is expected to run on Android, and Jelly Bean seems the most likely option.