LG has officially announced the launch of its Optimus VU smartphone. The 5 inch display bearing Android smartphone is a direct competition to Samsung Galaxy Note and Acer Iconia Smart. The LG Optimus VU comes in a 4:3 aspect ratio as against the 16:9 aspect ratio featured on most smartphones nowadays. The different aspect ratio, as per the company, helps better handling of the device besides improving its usability.
Just about a couple of days back the company had released a teaser video of the device showcasing its design and characteristics. Notably, LG has announced the device just before the Mobile World congress during which it is expected to be unveiled. The pricing and the international availability details will also be announced during the event. But in the press note LG has mentioned that the Optimus VU will make its debut in the Korean market first, which is scheduled for early next month.
The LG Optimus VU will come preinstalled with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system, but an Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade has been promised for the device already. Optimus VU will likely to get the Android 4.0 update three months after the launch of the device.
The smartphone has 1024 x 768 pixel resolution based 5 inch screen that boasts of 650 nits of brightness and an 8 megapixel camera along with features like Android Beam (NFC for Android), WiFi Direct for faster file transfer, Bluetooth 3.0 and a frontal 1.3 megapixel camera as well.
Along with this, the LG Optimus VU features a dual core 1.5 GHz processor and a faster graphic engine. For storage the device has 32 GB of onboard storage and a 2080 mAh battery pack to power it up.