Korean phone developer Pantech is continuing to bet that consumers want to keep what is on their phone private. The recently announced the Vega Secret Up sports impressive but not unheard of specs with a 5.6 inch (14.2cm) 1080p screen, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 3150mAh battery and 16GB of on-phone storage. What gives the Vega Secret Up its name however, is its hidden screen technology and fingerprint scanner.
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Like Pantech’s flagship phone, the Secret Note, the Vega Secret Up features proprietary Pantech technology that obscures the view on the screen for anyone attempting to look at the phone from the side. With most manufacturers attempting to improve viewing angles it is a little, interesting to say the least, to see a company touting that its screen only has one viewing angle. To round out the privacy experience, the Vega Secret Up includes a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, which can also be used for some basic functions.
A special mention should be given to the device’s 24-bit audio system which is pretty damn close to top of the line at the moment. Pantech announced that we should see the Vega Secret Up on store shelves in Korea on December 10th, no word on an international release or a price yet.
What do you think, is keeping what you do on your phone private important enough to sacrifice the ability to share when you want to?