LG Makes Optimus Vu Global
LG announces that Optimus Vu is coming to Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. The global version of the LG smartphone will come with NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor dumping the Snapdragon S4 processor found in the Korean and Japanese versions of the device, and will come without LTE connectivity. Credit:LG
Till now it was just a rumor but LG has finally made it's Optimus Vu global. LG has announced that after successfully debuting in Korea and Japan, Optimus Vu is coming to Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America in September.
The company also reported selling more than 500,000 units of Vu smartphone.
The global version of the Optimus Vu discards the Snapdragon S4 processor found in the Korean and Japanese versions of the device and will come with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor instead. Additionally, the global Optimus Vu version will not have LTE support.
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The phablet-sized Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch display with 1024x768 pixels (4:3 aspect ratio), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with HD 1080p video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2080mAh battery and 32GB of internal memory. Another interesting feature of the Android-powered phone is that it has a fast 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor with a fifth battery-saver core, which the maker asserts offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements.
Additionally, the Optimus Vu will sport an upgraded version of QuickMemo and Notebook to make greater use of its monster-size display.
"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.
LG is yet to announce the pricing details and a release date for the Optimus Vu.