LG Optimus Vu to make global arrival


When it comes to modern day smartphones, there is this particular trend which works like an elastic. Remember more than a decade ago, you had the state of the art handsets from Nokia that seemed to get smaller and smaller? The Nokia 8250, Nokia 8810 and Nokia 8850 were all miniature wonders, sporting a pocket friendly form factor that packed quite a punch in terms of performance as well. After that, with the advent of color displays and a decade later, touchscreen displays, we get phones with a form factor that starts to increase, getting larger and larger again.

It is like a bad dream that Alice could not wake up from, where she ate the cake and drank a potion to shrink and grow as she needed to, depending on the situation which she is in at the moment. Well, I guess you can say the same applies to the world of modern day smartphones, with the overall screen size getting larger on average, crossing the lines between the tablet market as well, leading some to call such devices a “phablet”. The LG Optimus Vu which managed to debut successfully in South Korea and Japan has now been announced to debut globally in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America from September onwards.

Just what kind of hardware can we look forward to with the LG Optimus Vu? Well, this is touted to come with the world’s first 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display at a rather impressive 768 x 1024 resolution, delivering a truly unique smart device experience in a phablet form factor. Having sold more than half a million units in South Korea since it debuted earlier this March, the LG Optimus Vu has also experienced a positive Japanese reception.

The global version of the LG Optimus Vu will run on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor, sporting a speedy 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core with the fifth battery-saver core, where it is touted to deliver a superb balance of performance and power requirements. The quartet of cores will see action for high performance tasks including games and multitasking, while when it comes to less taxing tasks such as voice calls, handling email, music and video playback, only the fifth core will be used. Other than that, it comes with a 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, augmented by 32GB of internal memory. Any takers for the LG Optimus Vu?

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