Verizon is rumored to be launching the LG Intuition this coming September 6 online and in retail channels on September 10. The device was initially believed to be slated for a September 15 launch, but it appears that those looking forward to getting their hands on the device would not need to wait that long. The new rumor allegedly comes from a leaked internal communication from within Big Red itself.
The LG Intuition, which is also known as Verizon’s version of the LG Optimus Vu smartphone, is expected to have a price tag of $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The smartphone is said to sport a 5-inch LCD that has a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3. It will run on a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor running alongside a gigabyte of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. There is, however, no microSD for storage expansion. It is furthermore equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera that has the capability of recording video in 1080p quality. Said camera likewise features a face detection and panorama mode. There is a front-facing camera, as well, with a 1.3-megapixel sensor for video calls. It is also believed to sport Gorilla Glass for protection. Its operating system of choice is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes with the Optimus UI as well. Moreover, it has a 2080mAh battery that can provide 15 hours of talk time.
This device will join the growing number of phablets or phone-tablet hybrids currently available in the market, a category started by the Samsung Galaxy Note. Like the Note, the Intuition will have support for a stylus, allowing users to use the device to save handwritten notes and drawings.
Apart from the LG Intuition, Verizon could also launch a new HTC phablet as well as the Samsung Galaxy Stellar smartphone.