The LG Inuition, international alias the LG Optimus Vu
The LG Optimus Vu is coming to Verizon Wireless under a new moniker, "LG Intuition," Verizon announced in a press release Tuesday. The 5-inch phone fills the new "phablet" niche that has sat empty for the carrier while the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note sold millions worldwide, including on carriers like AT&T.
The LG Intuition has a 5-inch display with an unusual 4:3 aspect ratio and 768x1024 resolution. An 8 megapixel camera that can record 1080p video sits on the back and there's a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. Inside, the phone has a 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion processor, Adreno 220 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The phone comes with a "Rubberdium" pen for use with the screen, and a QuickMemo app for notes or drawings that is accessible with a hardware key. The Intuition is also capable of NFC, and will include two "Tag+" stickers in the box which users can use to customize the NFC reactions (turn off WiFi, turn volume up, and so on). The phone will be available on Verizon starting September 10 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.