Boxy LG Vu 3 may be in the works

Boxy LG Vu 3 may be in the works
Remember LG's Optimus Vu (the LG Intuition in the US) line of phablets? Of course not, they never really took off in the western hemisphere. And it's no surprise, considering the odd 4:3 aspect ratio, resulting in a uncomfortably wide device with a not-too-impressive 5-inch IPS display, all things considered. The rest of the internals were fairly acceptable, but no match for its rival – the Galaxy Note II. Regardless, LG did manage to sell about a million of the uncomfy handsets in its homeland of South Korea.

Recent information reveals that a refreshed LG Vu 3 may be in the works. A few days ago Japanese blog RBMEN unearthed a panoramic picture taken by a device with a model number "LG-F300L" The photo reads vu3_vr_panorama[1].jpg solidifying the suspicion that the F300L is the LG Vu 3. In addition, a screenshot of the alleged Vu 3 has appeared, suggesting that its screen has resolution of 1280x960 pixels, keeping the same 4:3 aspect ratio as its predecessors. What this means is that it will not only have unimpressive pixel density, but also probably result in the same boxy exterior its predecessors were known for.

source: RBMEN [1], [2]

Related phones

Optimus Vu II
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0
    LG Optimus UI



7. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

why? vu 2 now only launch in korea an japan only... vu 3 =___= it should has 2560 x 1600 i know that is imposible

6. taikucing unregistered

4:3 is stuitable for tablet. It's very comfortable to read an e-book in portrait mode.

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

arnt first two wAs desasters ........just saying..... y to waste more money on vu line....... innovate s-pen like stylus and features than ppl gona love more

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The first two Vu's do have LG's own stylus, the Rubberdium.

5. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

love the name 'Rubberdium' ... lol m sure they spent some sleepless nights to come up with that!

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Two things about the Rubberdium: 1) It's just a stylus with no extra features speak of like the S-Pen. 2) Neither phone has a place to holster it. Fail.

1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Ah, the phone which otherwise is also known as the iPad micro to me. 4:3 screens are stupid, especially on a phone.

4. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Hey ChrisP 1280x960 is not exactly "unimpressive"

9. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

True that, granted you only consider this bit of information in a vacuum, and not take it into perspective.

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