Putting an end to all the rumors and wild speculations, LG has finally announced the launch of the successor of its Optimus Vu smartphone -- LG Optimus Vu 2 . The new Optimums Vu 2 is an Android OS-powered handset, which has got all the high-end specifications and an up-to-date hardware under the hood to out-muscle the sales figures of recently launch direct rival Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Sporting a newer design than the original Vu, LG Optimus Vu 2 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, sporting a bigger 5-inch XGA IPS 600 nits display with 4:3 aspect ratio & 768 x 1024 pixels of resolution, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Stylus support, 2GB of RAM to keep everything running.
Further the newly launched handset will make its debut in the Korean market housing an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording capability, an additional front-facing 1.3 megapixel snapper, 16GB built and 32GB eMMC, HDMI out, DLNA functionality, 8021.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, mobile hotspot connectivity up to 10 4G devices, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, Quick Memo app, Tag+ app, two reprogrammable NFC sticker, access to Google Play Store, a whole host of the Google services and all the regular features of an Android handset.
LG Optimus Vu 2 will also boast another trendy feature in the smartphone arena, namely its Wireless Magnetic induction charging. The LG flagship handset has been priced in Korean at 966,900 won (approx Rs 45,000). However, there are no word from the company's end of the global availability and pricing of the new smartphone.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the original Note phablet, running on the latestAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, sporting a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution, powered by a Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM to keep things running, equipped with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera to shoot 080p HD videos, 1.9 megapixel font-facing shooter for forwarding video chats, new S Pen, 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB built-in memory storage, microSD card slot, micro USB 2.0, HSPA+/LTE capability, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC radio, 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Samsung Hubs, 3100mAh battery to power everything.
Furthermore, Galaxy Note 2 ships with a set of preinstalled apps including S Note, S Planner, Quick Command and an exclusive feature called Air View to let the stylus to move over a particular piece of content (for ex: email, the gallery, video) to preview it without actually opening the app. The new Note 2 just recently got released in the Indian market at a price tag of around Rs 39,999.
When compared, it can be said that LG has introduced the new successor as a phone that can prove itself to be a major game changer and turn the waves of the current Smartphone Ocean towards the company. Also, industry insiders believe that even improving the performance in updating the operating system of its smartphones (as complained by the consumer in the past) can also help the company escalate its market share figures in the future.
Hence, it wont be disappointing to say that LG Optimus Vu 2 has came out as a surprise package which might raise few eyebrows in the tech world.