Just the other day a mysterious 5″ LG device surface in Korea dubbed Optimus Sketch (Prada Note). Surprisingly or not a few hours later LG Mobile launched a video trailer where the company teases a new 5″ handset called Optimus VU.
Looks like Optimus Sketch or Prada Note is the same thing with the newly teased Optimus VU,most likely it is the retail name under which the device will launch by the end of the first quarter according to earlier leak.
LG Optimus VU h features a 5-inch XGA IPS HD capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 768p resolution and 4:3 ratio) display, powered by a dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon s3 processor, 8GB internal memory storage (microSD card slot up to 32GB), on the back there is an 8-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, NFC enabled and it runs on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich).
The phone launches first on the South Korean domestic market through SK Telecom LG U+ by the end of the first quarter (end of March). Pricing details and the exact date of release are unknown at this time.