The Optimus Vu is LG’s most interesting Android smartphone of 2012, and it looks like it’s making its way to the US.
There’s an LG VS950 that’s been approved by the FCC yesterday, and its diagram looks exactly like the one of the Optimus Vu. Moreover, the VS950 features Verizon-friendly LTE, and its model number clearly suggests it’s headed to the largest US carrier.
Also, the Bluetooth SIG says the device is made for North America. So this must be Verizon’s own Optimus Vu.
Unfortunately, we know nothing about when Verizon is planning to announce the VS950. In any case, it will probably share the features found on the Asian version of the Optimus Vu: 5 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels, dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and 32GB of internal memory. When it finally arrives at Verizon, the handset should run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Or maybe 4.1 Jelly Bean? We’ll see.
At the moment, Verizon is selling five LG Android smartphones: LG Revolution, LG Ally, LG Enlighten, LG Spectrum, and LG Lucid.