LG Optimus Vu

The Optimus Vu's main selling-point is its 5-inch IPS LCD screen, which boasts a 1024 x 768 resolution and support for LG's Rubberdium pen



A Preview of the LG Optimus Vu

9th February 2012

The LG Optimus Vu has been tipped to launch at Mobile World Congress in February 2012, as a highly-specced competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note.

The handset isn't as large as its Samsung-branded rival, as it will reportedly feature a more compact 5-inch 1024 x 678 LCD display. However, thanks to its 4:3 aspect ratio, the Optimus Vu will have a higher surface are than other similarly-sized devices.

A leaked image of the device also shows four capacitive keys underneath the screen, confirming that the phone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Still, we're assuming that an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works for the upcoming smartphone, which will equip the phone with NFC Beam and Face Unlock support.

Other rumoured specs are still few and far between, although there's talk of a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8GB of included storage, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video and all of the usual connectivity options (Bluetooth, HSDPA, WiFi).

Expect to hear more about LG's Optimus Vu at MWC in Barcelona.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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LG Optimus Vu News

LG Optimus Vu: 5-inch Android smartphone teased

By on February 8th, 2012
LG Optimus Vu: 5-inch Android smartphone teased

LG has released a video clip teasing the incoming Optimus Vu, a smartphone with a 5-inch display with an unsual 4:3 aspect ratio. The short 30-second clip, which was prematurely posted to YouTube, confirms the phone’s quirky 4:3 screen. This reportedly measures in at a Galaxy Note-challenging 5-inches, sand is aid to feature IPS technology and a […]

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LG Optimus Vu will cost £359.99 from Handtec

By on August 22nd, 2012
LG Optimus Vu will cost £359.99 from Handtec

Even though the the LG Optimus Vu is yet to be officially unveiled, with LG set to first show it off to the world at IFA at the end of the month, it seems that Handtec have already made their minds up on how much the phone will be selling for when it comes out. […]

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LG Optimus Vu pictured next to Samsung Galaxy Note

By on February 13th, 2012
LG Optimus Vu pictured next to Samsung Galaxy Note

The LG Optimus Vu, which LG teased on YouTube last week, has been pictured next to the similarly-sized Samsung Galaxy Note. The image of the two mammoth-screened devices comes from Korea, and shows that LG’s 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display is much-wider than it’s rivals 5.3-inch effort. However, that’s not to say it won’t boast […]

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LG Optimus Vu official with 5-inch screen, included stylus

By on February 20th, 2012
LG Optimus Vu official with 5-inch screen, included stylus

At this rate it looks like we’ll have nothing to report from Mobile World Congress, as LG has prematurely unveiled the Optimus Vu. As we already know from last week’s leak, the LG Optimus Vu runs on a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core chipset, which provides the force behind it’s 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio touchscreen. This LCD […]

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LG Optimus Vu Specifications

Size

139.6mm x 90.4mm x 8.5mm

Weight

168 grams

Display

Full capacitive touch screen

Type: IPS LCD

4:3 aspect ratio, stylus support

Size: 5.0 inches

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Input

Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

Android 2.3


Storage

Storage

Internal: 32GB

Miscellaneous

CPU: 1.5GHz Dual core

A-GPS with maps

Internet

Internet

Data Protocols

3G, HSDPA

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Connectivity

Connectivity

Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard microUSB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Connectivity

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets

Camera

Camera

8.0 megapixel camera

Auto Focus and LED Flash

1080p Video Recording

At 30 fps

Front facing camera with video calling

Social

Social

Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access

Power

Power

Battery Capacity: 2080 mAh

Multimedia

Multimedia

Radio: FM with RDS

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263

Recording: Supported



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