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Pantech shows off 5.9-inch full HD ‘smartphone,’ bigger pockets sold separately

Pantech has announced in South Korea its Vega Number 6, a “smartphone” with a massive 5.9-inch display and full 1080p resolution. The device is not the largest smartphone yet announced, but it is the first ridiculously large one to feature a full HD resolution.

The Vega Number 6 will be featuring a 5.9-inch display at a 1920×1080 pixel resolution, meaning it is the first “phablet” to come with a full 1080p screen, unlike the 720p resolution of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and Huawei’s Ascend Mate (smaller 5-inch phones like the Droid DNA do have 1080p screens). The device will also be pumped with hardware like a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and Android Jelly Bean. So far the device is not planned for a release ouside South Korea, and will cost a whopping $780 retail.

As much as we love bigger and better smartphones, this whole “phablet” thing is getting a little out of hand, literally. While the first truly successful “phablet,” the Galaxy Note, clocked in with a 5.3-inch screen, Pantech’s device comes in at more than half an inch larger, and nearly a whole inch bigger than the Galaxy Note is Huawei’s new Ascend Mate, which was showcased back at CES. While we’re not sure if users will be able to fit these devices in their hands, let alone their pockets. But as long as people keep desiring bigger and better phones, manufacturers will meet their demands.

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