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Apple, the maker of iPhones, iPads and iPods has never faced a challenger able to make a truly popular and profitable smartphone or tablet - not Dell, not Hewlett-Packard, not Nokia, not BlackBerry - until Samsung Electronics.

The South Korean manufacturer's Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone is the first device to run neck and neck with Apple's iPhone in sales and the two companies are the only ones currently turning profits in the highly competitive industry.

Apple is currently taking 72 percent of the profits in the mobile phone industry with Samsung taking the rest. The two companies take different approaches to the marketplace with Apple constantly charting new territory to dominate while Samsung relies heavily on market research.

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Pantech, another Korean-based tech giant has recently revealed more details about their flagship smartphone, the Vega Iron, which is set to directly compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 4. It is said to be a bezel-less device, something that not one (or possibly only a handful) have perfected.

There are plenty of news about bezel-less devices coming out from LG, Motorola, and even Samsung but so far, only Pantech Vega Iron has made a lot of noise as a possible competitor to the S 4. It will purportedly feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a 13-MP rear camera.

According to My Drivers, the Pantech Vega Iron will be a little narrower than the S 4 but the bezel-less display will more than make up for the deficit in width (as compared to the S 4). Furthermore, a launch date is indicated on the invitation shown by My Drivers, which will be held on April 18th. If we are lucky enough, the Vega Iron will be distributed outside Korea.

Let's hope we'll get our share of Vega Iron units, especially if it really is as spectacular as they claim it to be.



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