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Pantech launches Sky IM-100 smartphone

Pantech Sky IM-100 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
Pantech Sky IM-100
This handset is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chip, next to 2 GB RAM and a 3000 mAh battery, having a price of roughly $380 USD.

Pantech is South Korea's third-largest smartphone maker, but the company's latest handset is almost two years old. They had to go through a few tough years and now, after being bought by Optis and Solid in late 2015, thus being saved from bankruptcy, they are back with a new Android smartphone.

Dubbed Sky IM-100, this handset is a premium mid-ranger that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor that supports the APT-X codec and provides high-quality sound on both Bluetooth speakers and headphones. The phone has 2 GB RAM, is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, and features a whirlkey that can be used to control volume and sort though multimedia content. The retail package includes a wireless charger/Bluetooth speaker hybrid dubbed Stone.

Although the official product page does not reveal all the technical details yet, ZDNet reveals that the full-metal handset comes in white or black, having a price tag of $380 USD. Although it will not get outside South Korea via the official channels, the Sky IM-100 would be an interesting choice for Western buyers looking for a phone that brings something original to the table.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06-23 (Update: 2016-06-24)