Following the success of Samsung's Galaxy Note, LG has announced ahead of the upcoming Mobile World Congress its latest Android smartphone - the LG Optimus VU:. Equipped with LG's advanced LTE and IPS display technology, the Optimus VU: offers a unique combination of tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. Running on a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and powered by Android 2.3/Gingerbread, the Optimus VU: comes with 32 GB internal memory and a large 2,080 mAh battery as well as the VU: features a 5" XGA IPS touchscreen which has a nowadays pretty uncommon 4:3 aspect ratio. The 8 megapixel main camera on the back comes with a supporting LED flash, the front-camera supports 1.3 megapixel.
According to LG, the 4:3 aspect ratio makes viewing documents, books, Internet and multimedia contents easier and more comfortable and the 4:3 aspect ratio is optimized for viewing to grasp more at a glance and note taking to increase productivity in everyday life. Moreover, the IPS display realizes every color in its natural state for the best viewing experience even under bright sunlight.
Backed by unparalleled speed and performance from LG's advanced LTE technology, the Optimus VU: boasts unmatched productivity. Its unique built-in QuickClip hotkey allows users to conveniently capture screenshots and memos with a single push. Jotting notes is also possible with a finger or with the dedicated Rubberdium pen. Among many productive apps installed in the Optimus VU:, the included Polaris Office allows users to open any document, spreadsheet or presentation while on the go.
At only 8.5 mm, the Optimus VU: is the slimmest among all LTE phones currently on the market and is perfectly suited for a hand and fits comfortably in a jacket pocket. Despite the large 2,080 mAh battery, the Optimus VU: adopts LG's exclusive floating mass technology to appear slimmer than its actual dimensions.
In addition to HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), Optimus VU: comes with 32GB memory and an 8-megapixel camera. While it will initially launch running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich is said to be already in the works.
The Optimus VU: will be introduced in Korea in March but LG has not given any further information about a worldwide availability.
Cheers ~ Arne