Today in South Korea, LG Mobile accompanied by SK Telecom and LG U+ officially launched its latest 5-inch Android device – the Optimus VU, a product intended to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Note hybrid.
LG Optimus VU has an extra-large 5-inch IPS LCD XGA (1024 × 768 pixels) display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB or RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich shortly after and a pen (stylus).
Additionally the new gadget comes with dual cameras (8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP in front), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI port (MHL), DLNA and a 2,080mAh battery.
LG Optimus VU key specs:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Size: 139.6mm × 90.4mm × 8.5mm, weighs 168g.
- Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 32GB ROM (built-in), support microSD / microSDHC (up to 32GB)
- 8MP rear-facing camera; 1.3MP camera in front
- Communications capabilities: Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- 2,080 mAh: battery capacity
- Output HDMI (by MHL), also supports the ground T-DMB
LG Optimus VU is now available in South Korea for 999,900 won (about $890) at SK Telecom and LG U+.