Few days ago, LG released a teaser of its 5″ LG Optimus Vu Android smart phone. This is seen as LG’s attempt to take on its bigger rival, the 5.3″ Samsung Galaxy Note. It is expected to debut at MWC 2012 and specs are said to be running on dual-core 1.5Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM.
The photo above shows a Optimus Vu and Galaxy Note side by side which gives us a rough idea on the actual size. Although the screen is just 0.3″ less, it sure does look huge due to its 4:3 aspect ratio screen. From the pic, it appears to be slightly wider than the Galaxy Note which we find somewhat challenging for single hand operation.
U Mobile has also joined the 5.3″ tablet bandwagon by offering the Samsung Galaxy Note on contract from as low as RM1,549. This is the 4th telco in Malaysia shortly after Maxis started offering theirs last week. This gives you an alternative for getting the Galaxy Note on contract with lower monthly commitment on their U28, U58 and U88 postpaid plans.
The RM1,549 contract price is offered on U88 plan (RM88/month) which comes with 3GB of data with bundled calls and SMS. For those that want to commit slightly less, on U58 (RM58/month) it is offered at RM1749. If you want the cheapest plan, there’s U28 (RM28/month) where the Galaxy Note is going for RM1,949. The contract plans are tied to 24 months duration.
There’s no upfront payment for U28 but 1 month advance subscription is required for U58 while U88 requires 3 months advance subscription fee. For ease of ownership, U Mobile is also offering Easy Payment Plan where you can pay the device over 12 months installments.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Phone deals.
Big thanks to Tessiemah for the alert!