Feb 19th, 2012

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and LG could not wait some days to show its newest high-end smartphone to the world. LG has just unveiled its Optimus Vu, and it is the company’s introduction into the phone/tablet smartphones.

The device has a huge 5″ IPS 1024x768p display, making it as big as the just released Samsung Galaxy Note. But this one is a bit different in its form factor. Not only to the Note, but to all smartphones. It has a 4:3 screen ratio, making the device oddly wide.

But if there is anything special about this device is its sleek and sexy aesthetics. When the Lumia 900 was revealed, many Android enthusiasts were upset that the device didn’t come to the Android team. IF you were one of those, this might be the smartphone for you, as it is very similar.

LG Optimus Vu Specifications

  • Android 2.3 (will be upgrated to Android 4.0 soon)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal storage
  • 8 MP with AF LED rear-facing camera / 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 2,080 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

The other specs are good, but nothing out of this world. The battery is larger than many devices, but not by much. And 32 GB of internal storage are quite tempting. We wonder how the device will feel in the hands, though, with its wider form-factor. It will probably be much harder to use the device single-handed.

The device is also only 8.5 mm thick, making it the slimmest LTE device around. This adds to its good looks, which is something very luring about the LG Optimus Vu. But tell us what you think. Do you like this smartphone? Do you think you will be waiting for it, or will you go for one of those quad-core beasts to be announced at MWC?

With Productivity in Mind, LG Demonstrates its LTE and Display
Leadership with Device that Does, Well, Everything

SEOUL, Feb. 19, 2012 – LG today unveiled one of the most anticipated LTE devices, the Optimus Vu:. Equipped with LG’s advanced LTE and IPS display technology, the Optimus Vu: offers a unique combination of tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. Running on a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GM internal memory and a large 2,080 mAh battery, the Optimus Vu: is a multimedia lover’s dream device.

“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smart-phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “By offering an optimal 4:3 ratio viewing experience, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technology, Optimus Vu: is just one example of what we can achieve when we combine our best technology with customer needs.”

The large 5-inch display with bright 4:3 aspect ratio makes viewing documents, books, internet and multimedia contents easier and more comfortable. The 4:3 aspect ratio is optimized for viewing to grasp more at a glance and note taking to increase productivity in everyday life. Moreover, IPS display realizes every color in its natural state for the best viewing experience even under bright sunlight.

Backed by unparalleled speed and performance from LG’s advanced LTE technology, the Optimus Vu: boasts unmatched productivity. Its unique built-in QuickClip™ hotkey allows users to conveniently capture screenshots and memos with a single push. Jotting notes is also possible with a finger or with the dedicated Rubberdium™ pen. Among many productive apps installed in the Optimus Vu:, the included Polaris Office allows users to open any document, spreadsheet or presentation while on the go.

At only 8.5mm, the Optimus Vu: is the slimmest among all LTE phones currently on the market and is perfectly suited for a hand and fits comfortably in a jacket pocket. Despite the large 2,080mAh battery, the Optimus Vu: adopts LG’s exclusive floating mass technology to appear slimmer than its actual dimensions.

In addition to HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), Optimus Vu: comes with 32GB memory and an 8-megapixel camera. While it will initially launch running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works.

The Optimus Vu: will be introduced in Korea in March. Additional information on the unique Optimus Vu: can be found at the LG Stand (Hall 8) at MWC 2012 from February 27 to March 1.

Key Specifications:
oChipset: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
oDisplay: 5-inch (1024×768) IPS Display
oMemory: 32GB eMMC and 1GB DDR2
oCamera: 8MP with AF LED Flash (rear) and 1.3MP (front)
oOS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
oBattery: 2,080mAh
oDimension (L x W x D): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

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