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
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.
LG Optimus Vu News
LG has released a video clip teasing the incoming Optimus Vu,Â 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 isÂ aid to feature IPS technology and a […]
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 […]
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 […]
LG Optimus Vu Specifications
139.6mm x 90.4mm x 8.5mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: IPS LCD
4:3 aspect ratio, stylus support
Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1024 x 768
CPU: 1.5GHz Dual core
A-GPS with maps
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
8.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
1080p Video Recording
At 30 fps
Front facing camera with video calling
Battery Capacity: 2080 mAh
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, WMV, H.264, H.263