LG has officially announced its latest Android handset: the Optimus Vu, which – like Samsung’s Galaxy Note – is an interesting hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet.
Measuring 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm, the Optimus Vu is presented as the thinnest LTE smartphone on the market (because, of course, LTE connectivity is among its highlight features).
The new Optimus runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS), and features a 5 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Other features include: 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a “Rubberdium” pen for taking notes with ease, a QuickClip hotkey for instantly capturing screenshots, Polaris Office (which apparently lets you open “any document, presentation or spreadsheet”), Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, HDMI, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,080 mAh battery.
LG is going to showcase the Optimus Vu at MWC 2012 later this month in Barcelona (among other new Android handsets), and we’ll be there to check it out.
The Optimus Vu will be launched in South Korea starting March, via LG U+ and SK Telecom, for an unknown price. LG didn’t say anything about its availability in other markets, but I’m pretty sure it won’t want it to be a Korea-only device.