Towards the latter part of last month, word got out on a couple of upcoming cheap, affordable and high-end Pantech smartphones which are expected to launch in Vietnam by March. One of them is the Pantech V950 which is manufactured in China by Hisense (based on the Hisence Jingang II C20).
Vietnamese website, VNReview has released a Pantech V950 Hands-On video but there are chances the unit in question is a review version but not the final consumer version. The device is waterproof and dustproof (IP67 certified), impact ressilent and the micro-USB, SIM Tray, audio port are also designed to be waterproof with protective covers.
Bached by a 3100mAh battery, the V950 sports a 5.0-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi, has Dual micro SIM slots, measures 9 mm thick and a weight of around 152 grams makes it heavier than some 5-inch devices around but the big capacity battery cannot be ignored.
The Pantech V950 relies on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 64-bit processsor clocked at 1.4GHz along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB built-in non-expandable storage space (11GB user available) and boots Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with the company UI ontop.
In the camera segment, there is a rear facing 13MP camera with LED flash and a front facing 5MP camera for selfies; both camera supports 1080p Full HD video recording. Despite lacking a Fingerprint Scanner, it supports 2G, 3G and LTE networks as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity options.