LG officially announced the Optimus Vu, a tablet like smart phone with a 5-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio.LG Optimus Vu is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor with Adreno 220 GPU and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS,but will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
LG Optimus Vu main rival is the Galaxy Note, like the Samsung Galaxy Note it sports a hideaway stylus for annotations, sketching, and jotting down important reminders. However due to the 4:3 aspect ratio, the Optimus Vu (90.4mm) is much wider than the Galaxy Note (83mm).Also it is marginally thinner than the Note,the Vu is 8.5mm thick, while the Note is 9.7mm thick.
The main highlight of LG Optimus Vu is a 5-inch IPS display with a 1024 x 768 resolution, with 4:3 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of 256 PPI, short of Galaxy Note’s 285 PPI.
LG Optimus Vu Features & Specifications :
- 5-inch IPS 650 nit display with 1024x768p Resolution and 4:3 Aspect Ratio
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 (Dual core)processor
- Adreno 220 GPU
- 1GB DDR2 RAM
- 32GB internal memory
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS,will soon be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich
- 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash
- 1.3 megapixel front camera
- HDMI out, DLNA
- LTE Connectivity,Wifi Direct
- 2080 mAh battery
- Weight: 168g
- Dimension (L x W x D): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm
Price & Availability :
LG didn’t revealed the price of Optimus Vu, however it said the vu will be available on SK Telecom and LG+ carriers in Korea March and LG will show more details of Optimus Vu at MWC 2012 at the LG Stand [Hall 8] from February 27 to March 1.
LG UNVEILS UNIQUE 4:3 RATIO, 5-INCH OPTIMUS VU: AT MWC 2012
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