New Pantech Phone Recognizes Fingerprints

      August 07, 2013 10:07

      Pantech on Tuesday unveiled the world's first fingerprint-recognition smartphone.

      Called the Vega LTE-A -- the A stands for "advanced" -- the new smartphone has an invisible sensor at the back that can recognize the owner's fingerprint, so it can be locked or unlocked simply by touch. If the user's fingerprint does not match the owner's, the handset can be set to hide certain apps from the main screen.

      The phone features a 5.6-inch screen, which is bigger than the Galaxy S4 LTE-A's 4.99 inches. Pantech claims it also has the biggest battery capacity among LTE-A smartphones, offering longer usage time and rapid recharges.

      The price tag has yet to be set.

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