After speculation already outed the device for Korean markets, LG has finally made the Optimus Vu II official, which is really good news. Initially, very little had been known about the LG Optimus Vu II, but the Korean manufacturer has been able to spill all of the information on the handset. Frankly, I think the manufacturer has really outdone themselves with this handset. Though, with it being LG, who knows how well this is going to work out.
The LG Optimus Vu II will be sporting the same 5 inch display (4:3 aspect ratio) as its predecessor, except this time, it’s going to be accompanied by a physical home button at the bottom of the handset. This new handset is also sporting a new 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor, 2GB of RAM and a really sexy 2,150mAh battery. This square shaped behemoth will also be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and will most likely receive Jelly Bean at a later point) and will also be featuring a rear 8 mega pixel camera, along with a 1.3 mega pixel front-facing camera. However, that’s not all this device has in it, in fact, there’s much more.
LG has also included NFC (Near Field Communication), VoLTE connectivity and an IR blaster that also comes with a dedicated QRemote application which will turn your device into a universal remote. You’ll be able to control many things with it, the Korean manufacturer said a while back. I imagine that the TV is one of those many things. LG is also boasting of its redesigned Rubberdium Pen 2.0, which also offers a finer point for a whole lot better precision. Pricing on the new LG Optimus Vu II is going to bet set at a whopping $865, and you will have a choice whether to pick from black, white or even pink. Currently, LG has given no word as to what availability is looking like outside of Korea, so we may be waiting a little longer for more details on a possible United States release. If they decide to head that way, it may be hard with Samsung’s Galaxy Note II coming out and all of the hype surrounding that.
If the LG Optimus Vu II manages to make a release in the United States, do you think that this would be a device that could compete with the Galaxy Note II? I would say that the Galaxy Note II has a lot of cool features of its own that the Vu II just does not have. The IR technology is great, but I really don’t think it will be able to match up to what the Galaxy Note II is going to be able to do. The Vu II is great and all, but Samsung just has a larger following than LG, and there’s really no argument to that. Everyone has seen over and over again how well Samsung’s Galaxy S III sold, and now with all of the hype surrounding the Galaxy Note II, I just don’t think the Vu II has a huge chance.
source: talk android