LG announced the Optimus Vu smartphone today on their Korean page. The handset had only a few shaky pictures released so far, yet the manufacturer finally showed it off. I’m not a huge fan of “phablets” (a combo of tablet and smartphone), but let’s check out the Optimus Vu nonetheless.
Specifications wise, the LG Optimus Vu does manage to grab attention, by sheer size alone. Here’s a list of the full Optimus Vu specs:
- 5 inch IPS display at 1024 x 768 pixels
- 8 megapixel rear-camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facer
- 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor
- 32GB of storage
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 2080mAh battery
- HDMI, DLNA, Wi-Fi
The only device similar in size is the Samsung Galaxy Note. The aspect ratio difference might make the Galaxy Note appear slimmer (16:9 aspect ratio) when compared to the 4:3 aspect ratio on the Optimus Vu.
The LG Optimus Vu measures in at 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm (that’s 5.5 x 3.55 x 0.33 inches) and weighs 168 grams (5.92 ounces). The device isn’t big and heavy, the different resolution makes it seem bulky.
LG announced that the Optimus Vu will go on sale in Korea with SK Telecom starting March. Internationally, the Vu will be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
Source – LG Korea
Via – Android Central