LG Teases the 5-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio Optimus Vu

When it comes to smartphones, we all know that the trend that manufacturers are pushing is “bigger is better”. Samsung is currently pimping out the Galaxy Note, and now, LG is getting ready to release its own giant phone, too.

The company released a teaser video of the Optimus VU, a phone that features a 5-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio. The video itself doesn’t reveal much information about the phone’s internal. Lucky for us, two sites (Datacider and Google Pad) are reporting that the Optimus Vu will feature a 1024 x 768 IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, NFC, and an 8-megapixel camera.

The two sites are also stating that the phone will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of the newly released Android 4.0. Although the phone does have physical capacitive touch buttons on the front, there’s still a chance that it will launch with ICS since Android 4.0 works with or without the buttons.

According to Google Pad, the Optimus VU will also support LTE. There’s no word on when the Optimus VU will launch. What’s certain is that LG’s home market of South Korea will probably be getting first dibs on this one. It will then probably make its way to other countries, just like the Optimus LTE.



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Source: LG Korea | Datacider | Google Pad
via The Verge