Aug 13th, 2012

While we’ve long had suspcion of LG’s plans to bring the LG Optimus Vu to America, it is nice to get some solid confirmation. A press release by the South Korean company today mentioned that the device would be launched in the United States.

The device features a 5 inch HD display, but the aspect ratio is what’s really interesting. LG decided to employ a 4:3 aspect ratio making this a rather “fat” and more square phone than what we’re used to.

While I have my reservations about the comfort of such a device it looks to be a decent offering. The phone will house a 1.5GHz dual-core processor by Qualcomm and makes use of digitized styli ala the Samsung Galaxy Note.

But where’s it going? Well recent FCC filings indicate Verizon is a definite destination, but it’s possible other carriers could be in line. I’m not saying this thing will get the Samsung Galaxy S3 treatment, but it’s possible. Would you buy a phone so… unwieldy? [LG via Unwired View]

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