AT&T and Pantech kick off 2013 with an affordable yet impressive smartphone, the Pantech Discover. Like the Burst and Flex released last year, the new Discover is an Android phone with support for AT&T’s 4 LTE mobile network. For $49.99, you can get a feature-packed smartphone with large HD screen, high-resolution camera and 3D surround sound.
Pantech‘s Discover is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 Pro MSM8960 processor. It sports a 4.8-inch 1280x720p HD touchscreen display and a 12.6 Megapixel main camera with HDR shooting and 1080p Full HD video recording. There is a 2 Megapixel front-facing camera for video chat as well. Along with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi 802.11b/g/n, the handset also includes NFC for users to share content easily with friends, read smart tags and pay for goods and services with a simple tap. DLNA is also supported for media streaming.
The Discover also packs dual 3D surround sound speaker with treble enhancement, bass boost, loudness maximizer to deliver a dynamic, full-bodied listening experience. If 16GB onboard memory is not enough for storing music, you can add a microSD/SDHC up to 32GB. The phone runs Android 4.0 and comes pre-loaded with Easy Experience Mode that prioritizes customers’ apps on the home screen in a clearly organized and easy-to-read format, and AT&T DriveMode, an app designed to help prevent texting while driving.
AT&T will be selling the Pantech Discover on 11 January for $49.99 with a 2-year contract.