Jul 26 AT 10:54 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Pantech Star Q coming soon to Verizon 4G LTE


Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we now have the first look at the upcoming Verizon Pantech Star Q 4G LTE. This device is the successor to last year’s Pantech Breakout, and it appears to be aiming for the low price point of $99 on contract.

Highlights of the device include Android 4.0.4, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4 inch WVGA display, 3 MP rear camera, front-facing camera, 5-row QWERTY keyboard, and Bluetooth 4.0. It’s nice to see Android 4.x and the new Snapdragon S4 processor, but the low resolution display and camera are disappointing.

We don’t know exactly when the device will hit stores, but it’s already appearing in NenaMark benchmarks and a tester has upload some sample pics to Picassa. Verizon’s current low-end QWERTY slider phones, the LG Enlighten and Samsung Stratosphere, both came out last year, so we should see the Pantech Star Q enter the lineup soon.

The Pantech Q probably won’t win over any of the hardcore fans, but it will attract an audience with its low price point, fast 4G LTE, and speedy Snapdragon S4 chip.

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  • Apo

    Meanwhile, South Korea is to get one of the most powerful pan tech smartphones soon

  • redraider133

    Looks a lot like the stratosphere just with better specs under the hood. Could be a good device for those who want a keyboard.

    • fletchtb

      I wonder if Samsung will sue Pantech because the design is so similar to the Stratosphere? That strategy seems to be working for Apple ;-)

  • fletchtb

    How many more days until the Droid 4 is $99 on contract? It can’t be long now.

  • Dave

    I’ll take this over a Droid 4 if it runs as fast and has a fits-all-docks case (go PureGear!).

    • redraider133

      It should run pretty well with the s4 processor. Probably be a little better with battery life also.