Unlike ZTE or Huawei which comes with several low end smart phones, Pantech in United States has shifted their gears to manufacture devices with pretty nice specifications and hardware profile. AT & T and Pantech association continues as they have introduced a new smart phone catered for the users who need a lot of typing. We are talking of Renue, a QWERTY keypad smart phone announced for AT & T release. Few days back we saw Pantech Star Q as another QWERTY equipped high end smart phone headed to Verizon with LTE capabilities. Star Q will be high end smart phone with best features but Renue will be an introductory smart phone with less known features.
AT & T Pantech Renue
Pantech Renue is a rugged Android smart phone which comes with 3.2 inches QVGA touchscreen display meeting the military standards providing a maximum resolution of 320 x 240 pixels with pixel density measuring 125 ppi. It has strong protection against dust, water, temperature, sand, humidity and radiation and thus achieves various certifications. Importantly Pantech understanding the need of eco-friendly nature, this smart phone is made from 70 % of the recycled material using recycle paper and non POV soy ink which can be further recyclable.
Pantech Renue has appealing design with touch is very much user friendly. There is a slide out QWERTY keypad which can be used for faster typing than the touchscreen keypad. Renue is powered with Qualcomm QSC 6270 single core processor and it comes with 1 GB as the internal storage capacity with 256 MB of RAM. The smart phone also includes 3 mega pixel camera featuring Exposure control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer allows users to record videos at 320 x 240 QVGA quality. This smart phone will be powered with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile platform engine. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of the Google’s released Android platform launched in December last year available for both tablet anf smart phone. It features some of the newly introduced features like Face Unlock, Data Management, intuitive user interface and minmalistic design. This OS version makes multi tasking easier, rich notifications, resizeable widgets, improved text and spell checker, powerful voice input engine, customized home screen and deep inteactivity.
So as far as we know the specifications of Pantech Renue are –
- 3.2 inches touchscreen display
- Rugged smart phone
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
- QWERTY layout keypad
- 1000 mAh battery
- 256 MB of RAM
- 3 mega pixel camera on the rear side
The device is with dimensions as 3.89 x 2.49 x 0.47 (99 x 63 x 12 mm and weights 128 grams. Pantech Renue is costing $ 70 on contract after mail in rebate of $ 50 and its right now available at various authorized AT & T retailers nationwide.