Pantech has joined a group of companies building the Sirius Sky, a smartphone with Google’s Android OS 2.1 running on a 1 GHz processor.
The Sky will have a tablet shape and a 3.7-inch Touchscreen with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It’s going to be an AMOLED display, which offers more vivid colors than a standard LCD. Below this will be an optical touchpad.
The first images show it’s going to use Pantech’s modified version of Google’s standard user interface.
The smartphone will include a microSD memory card slot and be bundled with an 8GB card.
The Sirius Sky is going to have a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Pantech will offer the model with either a 1150 mAh battery or a 1400 mAh one, which will slightly increase the bulk and weight, but also increase battery life.
Overall, it will be 4.9 x 2.5 x 0.49 inches (124 x 64 x 12 mm), and weigh 4.5 ounces (128 g) with the standard battery. The extended battery will increase the thickness to 0.51 inches (13 mm) and the weight to 4.8 ounces (137 g).
At this point, some specifications for the model remain unknown. Though it will likely include 3G wireless networking, that information was not included in the product description released today.
The Pantech Sirius Sky is expected to be released in Asia in the near future. A release in the U.S. has been rumored but not confirmed.
Pricing information is not available yet.
Source: Land of Android