LG has unleashed its 3rd iteration of its 4:3 display ratio phablet with the LG Vu 3. Just as teased earlier, the Vu 3 comes with a slight bump in display size to 5.2″ and does a modest resolution of 1280×960. With most devices going Full HD, it is a pity that the resolution is a notch below its current LG Optimus G Pro and today’s flagship devices. The Vu comes with a rather unique squarish design thanks its 4:3 display aspect ratio as opposed to the standard 16:9 rectangular display.
Powering the device is a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and its stylus now comes with a dedicated silo to stow it away, unlike its previous models. The LG Vu 3 also comes with a 13MP shooter and support for high speed 4G LTE-Advance. It is expected to go on sale in Korea on 27th September and so far there’s no word on its international availability.
Head after the break for a clearer image of the Vu 3.
After announcing its latest flagship LG G2, the Korean maker is reported to be working on a 3rd generation of the oddly shaped LG Optimus Vu that’s pictured above. In terms of display size, it gets a bump minor from 5.0″ to 5.2″ with a slight increase of screen resolution of 1280×960. You’ll notice the weird display resolution as the Vu comes with a squarish 4:3 display aspect ratio as opposed to the conventional widescreen 16:9 format used on most smart phones today.
Like most high end devices today, the Vu III will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and comes with a 13MP shooter as well as support for LTE Advanced. The device is said to be revealed at IFA in Berlin where the next Note 3 is expected to be announced as well.
The LG Optimus Vu series is initially seen as a Note challenger but somehow the specs of the display doesn’t seem to live up to today’s high end standards. As comparison, its other phablet the LG Optimus G Pro comes with a Full 1080p HD 5.5″ display which overshadow’s the current Note II’s 720p HD display.
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Just as teased earlier, the 5″ LG Optimus Vu phone-tablet is finally here in Malaysia. The device is priced outright at RM1,899, which is slightly more than the LG Optimus 4X HD. Powering the device is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor running at 1.5GHz mated with 1GB of RAM and a rather generous 32GB of storage. If you plan to expand storage, unfortunately there’s no microSD expansion slot available.
For the display, the Optimus Vu utilises a 5″ True HD IPS screen that pushes a XGA resolution of 1024×768. This gives it a pixel density of 256ppi (pixels per inch). There’s a 8MP camera at the back which is capable of shooting 1080p HD videos while the front comes with a 1.3MP camera. With stylus coming back as a trend, the Optimus Vu also lets you take notes with its dedicated Rubberdium pen.
Out of the box, it comes running with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and it is juiced up with a 2,080mAh battery. The Optimus Vu comes in black and white colour options. Overall, the Optimus Vu is 90.4mm wide, 8.5mm thick and weighs 168 grams. As comparison, the new Galaxy Note II has a thickness of 9.4mm, width of 80.5mm and it weighs 180 grams.
Instead of the recently launched Optimus VU II, we are getting the earlier Optimus VU model instead which is powered by Quad Core Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 processor. The 5.0″ display pushes 1024×768 pixels resolution. Compared to the Galaxy Note, the Optimus VU appears to be more squarish due to its 4:3 display aspect ratio. Over at the back, it comes with a 8MP shooter and is powered by a 2,080mAh battery.
The Optimus VU weighs 168 grams and has a thickness of 8.5mm. A Rubberdium stylus is also included. When the Optimus VU has announced, it ran on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Hopefully it comes running with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box when it goes on sale.
No pricing and availability exact dates we’re mentioned but it will definitely be having a tough fight against the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
LG has just announced its latest 5″ smart phone, the Optimus VU II. It has just been 7 months since the original Optimus VU was introduced and already LG has released a successor so soon. The new Optimus VU II now gets an updated 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 S4 processor, bumped up 2GB of RAM and a bigger 2,150mAh battery. As comparison, previous version had 1GB of RAM and 2,080mAh battery.
It still maintains the same with a 5″ display that does 1024×768 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio. It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 159 grams. The Optimus VU II runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it also comes with NFC and wireless charging.
So far the announcement is for the Korean domestic market only. Originally seen as a competitor for Galaxy Note, this could be seen as a reaction to close the gap with the Note II that’s being rolling out globally.
LG has announced a barrage of new smart phones and the Italian tech site telefonino has gotten their hands on some of the devices ahead of the big event.
To recap on the devices, the Optimus 4X HD is a quad core device with a HD 4.7″ screen while the Optimus 3D Max is an improvement of its 4.3″ LG Optimus 3D with better processor, slimmer profile and lighter weight. Lastly, the Optimus Vu is a large phone-tablet that comes with a 5″ screen at 4:3 display aspect ratio.
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The LG Optimus Vu will be appearing at MWC 2012 next week which is expected to go head on with the Samsung Galaxy Note. While the 5″ display with an odd 4:3 aspect ratio does raise eyebrows, the short hands-on video above does seem to show some practicality when its in landscape mode.
Powered by a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor and boasting a slim profile of just 8.5mm, the Optimus Vu is seen as a serious contender in the phone-tablet segment. More official photos of the Optimus Vu after the break.
LG has officially revealed the Optimus Vu, a 5″ phone-tablet which also comes with a stylus. The LG Optimus Vu is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of on board storage. At time of announcement, the Optimus Vu runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The quirky 5″ IPS screen has a 4:3 aspect ratio and it supports 1024×768 resolution with a ppi of 256ppi. For imaging, it has a 8MP camera at the rear and a 1.3MP camera at the front. To power it up, it has a 2080mAh battery, which is less than the Galaxy Note’s 2500mAh.
In terms of dimensions, the Optimus Vu is rather slim at only 8.5mm and it weighs 168g. As comparison, the Galaxy Note is 9.7mm thick and weighs 178g. So overall, the Optimus Vu is thinner, lighter, comes with a faster processor but with a much lower rated capacity battery.
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.
Android smart phones are getting bigger and LG seems to be catching up with their upcoming LG Optimus Vu which features a 5″ display that’s rather different. While most Android smart phone displays are 16:9 aspect ratio, the LG Optimus Vu 5″ screen has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and supports a resolution of 1024×768. This makes the screen more square rather than the usual long rectangular shape. On LG’s blog, the direct translation read “the human hand can be seen in the perfect aspect ratio”. Well, we will only find out if this is practical with a hands-on.
Design wise, it looks like a Prada 3.0 with its slim profile with rounded edges and circular design. Internally, it is said to be running on 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm WPQ8060 processor, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage. At the back, there’s a 8MP camera. The Optimus Vu is expected to be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012 which is happening at the end of this month.
Head after the break for the teaser video.