LG entered the upper-5 inch smartphone class with their ‘phablet‘ and direct Galaxy Note competitor, the Optimus Vu. It has been launched in its homeland South Korea in March 2012. Everything regarding the device specs was OK, except that it was running on a last-gen dual-core processor. The Koreans realized that a flagship deserves better, so they equipped the Optimus Vu with a current-gen quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 (4-Plus-1) chip for the global release, making it on-par with the current crop of high-end smartphones and tablets.
This upgraded version is headed to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, and will make its debut in September. The Optimus Vu is a popular device, and since its appearance in Korea, LG managed to sell 500000 of these bad boys. We expect sales to go even higher when the device makes its way in the other markets, as the device will feature more attractive internals.