A new Pantech smartphone may be headed to Verizon Wireless.
Documents found on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Web site reveal the Pantech Perception, which has not been announced by Verizon.
The Pantech Perception appears to be a standard slab touch smartphone with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Additional details confirmed in the FCC filing include NFC, 4G LTE, as well as CDMA and GSM roaming. A glance through the drafted user manual also yields references to microSD expansion, DLNA, HDMI, and Wi-Fi Direct. Judging by the screenshots, the Perception will run at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Based on what is known about the Pantech Perception thus far, I suspect this to be Verizon's take on the Pantech Discover. Announced earlier this year at CES, the Discover is a low-cost Android for AT&T with a dual-core processor and 4.8-inch display.
CNET has contacted Verizon for a statement on the Pantech Perception and will update the post with new information.