We remember the LG Optimus Vu from a recent teaser video that had the phone drawing attention towards its 4:3 aspect ratio and LTE connectivity. A formal unveiling at the upcoming MWC would have been expected, but it looks like this Korea based conglomerate was in no mood to wait. At any rate, the phone will be seen at the aforementioned event too.
Early this month, the official LG blog posted a teaser video clip which showed the bright black beauty glowing in the dark. Back then, all we knew about the new Optimus was that it would sport a 5-inch touchscreen which will display visuals in a rather unusual 4:3 aspect ratio.
“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smartphone,” commented Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “By offering an optimal 4:3 ratio viewing experience, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technology, Optimus Vu: is just one example of what we can achieve when we combine our best technology with customer needs.”
The official announcement of the Gingerbread-operated smartphone now allows the fan community to take a good look at the technical specifications of the handset. Embedded with a 2080mAh battery, the Vu has an 8.5mm profile. Apparently, this makes it the slimmest amongst all LTE smartphones currently seen in the market.
It is also boasts of a 1.5GHz dual core processor, 32GB internal memory and is accompanied by a Rubberdium pen. The rear panel sports an 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. This is supported by a 1.3MP secondary snapper. Although the gadget runs on the Gingerbread version of Android, an ICS update is said to be in the pipeline.
The LG Optimus Vu release date and price details have not been disclosed yet.