LG Optimus Vu Teased
Meet the LG Optimus Vu, a brand new high-end phone by LG that’s been teased on the Net. As you might have guessed from the name, this one’s designed for the Korean market, but once you take a closer look at the handset, it becomes clear that LG really should consider bringing it over to our shores.
The Optimus Vu features a large 5-inch display based on the IPS technology, but unlike any other smartphone currently available, this one has a 4:3 aspect ratio. This makes the phone look wider than the standard smartphone shape, so the Optimus Vu will stand out from the crowd, although the styling itself is not really that different from other LG models. Thankfully, the display has a 1024×768 resolution, so pixel density should be acceptable, unlike with the HTC Sensation XL, for example.
The Optimus Vu doesn’t include any ground-breaking tech, but it’s equipped well enough to battle the current high-end devices. Inside there’s a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon chip with 1 GB of RAM. The phone comes with an 8-megapixel camera, Near Field Communication and 8 gigs of internal memory. Although the phone will be shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is almost a given considering the power of the phone and the fact that it’s new. LG has already stated that most of its older models will be upgraded, so hopefully the Optimus Vu won’t be excluded. We’ll probably hear more about the phone soon, and hopefully LG won’t decide to keep this model exclusive to Korea.