LG Announces Optimus Vu with Gigantic Screen

February 19, 2012

LG has jumped the gun and announced the Optimus Vu Android smartphone-tablet hybrid, a direct competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note, prior to their Mobile World Congress 2012 event, which will be held in Barcelona later this month. What’s most notable about this device is its 5-inch IPS display (1024×768, 650-nit brightness) with 4:3 aspect ratio. As you can see in the shots above/below, the unique aspect ratio lends to a super-wide portrait design. While it’s wider than the Galaxy Note, it’s also thinner at 8.5mm thick.

The Optimus Vu also features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, 2080mAh battery, 4G LTE, HDMI-out, and DLNA support. As we expected, it will come with a special stylus like the Galaxy Note. The OV will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the gates, but LG says an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available within 3 months of release. LG will launch the Optimus Vu on SK Telecom and their U+ network in early March.

Source: LG Korea

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