Pantech unleashes two high-end phones for Korea

Like you needed it, here is another reason to be jealous of the hardware that is available in Korea. The Panatech IM-8600 is a 5 megapixel camera phone with a rotating clamshell design. The camera features auto focus, close-up function, half top shutter and ‘Meca’ shutter. It has a 2-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen so you can see what you are shooting in vivid color. The phone measures 99×48.5×26.4mm and weighs 132 grams. All in all it is a pretty high-end phone, like so much of what we see on the Korean market.

At the same time, Panatech also announced the IM-8700 F2F or face-2-face. It is a phone designed for mobile video conferencing. It features an imaging speed of 10 frames per second and a 2.2-inch screen.

Both phones will be sold under the Sky brand name, but neither of them will be seen in North America.

IM-8600 features include:
- Rotating clamshell, IMT-2000
- 99 x 48.5 x 26.4mm, 132.09g (with Standard battery)
- Talk time 180.3 min/Standby 200 hours (with Standard battery)
- 5 Mega Pixel camera with internal flash
- Auto focus & close up function with half stop shutter & Meca Shutter
- 2.0” QVGA 260K Color TFT LCD
- VOD/MOD(Live screen, music video, jukebox, karaoke, TV),
- MP3 player
- SPAM SMS filtering, Moneta(mobile banking) services

IM-8700 features include:
- Slider type phone, F2F telephony function
- 111 x 50 x 25.2mm, 146 g
- Talk time 156 min/Standby 218 hours
- 2 Mega Pixel Camera with internal flash
- Live screen, music video, jukebox, karaoke, movie & TV
- IrDA for phone book, animation, melody, images, etc
- VOD/MOD(Live screen, music video, jukebox, karaoke, TV),
- MP3 player
- SPAM SMS filtering, Moneta(mobile banking) services


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