LG has just announced that its most recent flagship hone, the Optimus Vu, will be available for purchase globally in September. So far, the phone has only been available in Japan and Korea. It’s good to see that within the next month, we’ll be seeing a release in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin American and then arriving sometime in the United States later in this quarter. This news has come on the heels of LG’s announcement that they have actually sold more than 500,000 worldwide already. It’s quite impressive, actually. When it hits the other markets this fall, we’ll surely see the sales skyrocket like crazy. Whether we’ll see a 10 million unit milestone like we did with the Samsung Galaxy S III or not, I don’t know. That would be pretty cool though.
The LG Optimus Vu will be sporting a gorgeous 5 inch screen (almost as large as Samsung’s new Phablet, the Galaxy Note 2), powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an 8MP Camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a whopping 32GB of memory. We aren’t completely sure if the phone will have an SD card or not, but if it did it would offer around 32GB of extra storage space on the Optimus Vu.
If you have been anxiously awaiting this new phone from LG that could be a huge competitor to the Galaxy Note 2, this announcement is fantastic news as you’ll be looking to be able to buy one very, very soon. Here’s everything you need to know about the Optimus Vu before considering purchasing this beautiful and fantastic phone:
Since its March debut in Korea, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 units, demonstrating public acceptance of its form-factor. The reception the device received in Korea prompted LG to launch the Optimus Vu: in Japan this month, where it has also been received positively by Japanese consumers.
For the global roll-out, the Optimus Vu: will be equipped with NVIDIA? Tegra? 3 mobile processor, the super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core with 5th battery-saver core, that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. 4 cores are used for high performance tasks such as games and multitasking. For voice call, email, music and video playback, only 5th battery-saver core is enabled and it consumes very less power.
When paired with the high-resolution 5-inch, 4:3 ratio IPS display, the Optimus Vu: becomes something special – a device that’s both pocketable and spacious. The Optimus Vu: will come with an upgraded version of QuickMemo™ and Notebook, two features which make great use of the large display real estate.
“The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
With all of that said, will you be one of the first ones to grab the LG Optimus Vu? Do you have the phone already? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear how it’s working out for you!