The Korean mobile manufacturer LG announced the launch of its 5-inch handset – Optimus Vu at Mobile World Congress 2012 held in February. Initially, LG released the much-like phablet only in Korea and Japan.
However, in a recent development, LG has confirmed on all the specs of the new phone and has also revealed that Optimus Vu can be expected to arrive in across the globe sometime this September.
In a recent press release issued by the company, it has been informed that LG Optimus Vu would be an Android OS-powered handset, which would boast all the high-end specifications and an up-to-date hardware under the hood to outmuscle the sales figures of direct competitors to the handset, including Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – the successor of the popular Galaxy Note.
LG Optimus Vu will be released in selected markets such as Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, while it will reach the US market by the next quarter.
Moreover, the company made an announcement stating that they have achieved a global sales of over 500,000 units of Optimus Vu, since its debut in March.
Reportedly, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics said, “The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available.”
LG Optimus Vu – What features to expect?
The LG Optimus Vu will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, sporting a 5 inch HD-IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels. Further, the international variant of the Optimus Vu will be loaded with a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera.
Numerous reports are predicting that LG is planning to release the phablet at the IFA 2012 event, which is scheduled to be held in Berlin in late August.
Potential Rival - Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The King of Android phablets – the much awaited – Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will also be unboxed by the South Korean giant at IFA 2012 events 2012.
The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to feature a 5.5 inch flexible Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, quad core Exynos 5250 processor, all accompanied by a Samsung's S Pen stylus.
Meanwhile, the media world is doing comparison of Samsung Note 2 with all major smartphones in the market, which include HTC rumored phablets and others, it might be possible that the heavyweight will face a major competition from the unexpected LG Optimus Vu on the basis of performance, user-friendly capabilities and the price factor as well.
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