Verizon Prepping LG Optimus Vu ‘Phablet’ to Contend with the Galaxy Note?
We have AT&T with their Galaxy Note, and the T-Mobile variant is coming soon, so what is Verizon going to do? They have opted to skip the Samsung device and go with something from LG. Great choice Verizon (not). Instead of the Note, Big Red will be getting the LG Optimus Vu. It has all but been confirmed, as the device has passed through the FCC and comes sporting VZW branding.
We first saw the Vu back at Mobile World Conference this year, but up until now it has only been available overseas. Now it’s finally hitting the States, and not much has changed — but, is that a good thing? This is LG that we’re talking about after all, and they’re not exactly known for launching game-changing devices.
The phone has a 5-inch screen, slightly bigger than the Galaxy S3, but features a 4:3 aspect ratio, rather than a traditional 16:9, making the phone more square-like than rectangular. The Vu also features a 1024×768 resolution HD IPS display, according to the rumored specs. As you can see, the phone looks rather huge and boxy.
It also comes with 4 capacitive buttons, which we assumed were being abandoned with ICS, but obviously that isn’t the case. Additionally, the phone will ship with a stylus, similar to the one that comes with the Galaxy Note. As for an operating system, the device comes stock with Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0.4.
If the device shares the same specs as the international version the spec list would look like this:
- a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 220 GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB storage
- 8MP/1.3MP cameras
Unfortunately, we have no confirmation yet as to what the US specs are, or any pricing or release date information. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we do though.
Check out this video of the device from MWC below:
How do you all feel about this device? Think it will be as successful for Verizon as the Note was for AT&T and will most likely be for T-Mobile? Sound off below.
Via: Android Police