LG’s peculiar Optimus Vu teased

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It's tough differentiating yourself as a mobile phone manufacturer these days, but LG's upcoming Optimus Vu seems to be a pretty good attempt at creating something slightly difference in the hybrid smartphone/tablet space. The Optimus Vu is a rather large 5-inch black slab of a touch screen smartphone with the main differentiator being its 4:3 aspect ratio.

It's tough differentiating yourself as a mobile phone manufacturer these days, but LG's upcoming Optimus Vu seems to be a pretty good attempt at creating something slightly difference in the hybrid smartphone/tablet space. The Optimus Vu is a rather large 5-inch black slab of a touch screen smartphone with the main differentiator being its 4:3 aspect ratio.

LG Korea has a teaser website up for the new device and the company is suggesting that a large device like this is somehow meant to be more comfortable to hold in a 4:3 form factor, a reasoning that seems a bit hard to follow. The Optimus Vu is also rumoured to be shipping with a stylus, which should operate in a similar fashion to Samsung's Galaxy Note. This is about as much as one can make out from the video, besides the fact that there's a micro USB port hidden behind a cover and the fact that there's a headphone jack and a couple of buttons on the top, but some alleged specifications have also turned up online alongside with an actual photograph of what should be the Optimus Vu.

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We wouldn't bet our farm on these specifications, but the Optimus Vu is said to feature a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, most likely the APQ8060 due to the fact that we should be looking at an LTE equipped device here. There should also be 8GB of internal storage memory, potentially 1GB of RAM and a micro SD card slot present. An 8Megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi of some kind and NFC are all also said to be part of the package.

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A couple of oddities include the screen resolution which is expected to be 1024×768, the same as Apple's iPad, but lower than many competing devices and the fact that we're apparently looking at an Android 2.3 device here as it still has touch buttons below the display, something Android 4.0 devices won't be having. Then there's what appears to be a beam of light coming out of the Optimus Vu in the video which has sparked some rumours suggesting that it might have an integrated pico projector, something LG has tried once before, albeit only as an accessory for a single smartphone model in the US. We'll let you draw your own conclusions, but as the device is rumoured to launch this month, we shouldn't have to wait too long to find out the facts.


 

Source: LG Mobile Korea, IT Tong

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