LG Optimus Vu II specs surface: same unwieldy 5-inch screen, significantly upgraded hardware

LG Optimus Vu II specs surface: same unwieldy 5-inch screen, significantly upgraded hardware
The LG Optimus Vu II is true embodiment of the monster phone concept. It is the successor to LG’s first Vu phablet - a very wide, virtually impossible to hold with one hand device with a 5-inch screen and a strange 4:3 aspect ratio that was tailor-made for TV programming and the Asian public that watches it on phones on long public transit rides.

Now, we have the specs of the Optimus Vu II leak out and it’s not much different than the original in terms of its form factor, but on the inside it comes with significantly upgraded internals. First, the chip that powers the second-gen Vu is a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 with each of the cores clocked at 1.5GHz. Next, the RAM memory is now double, at 2GB.

The Vu II is expected to run on Androdi 4.0 ICS out of the box and feature the same 5-inch screen with a resolution of 768 x 1,024 pixels. LTE connectivity is included and a 2,150mAh battery powers the jumbo phone.

We have no word yet on U.S. pricing and availability, but if we were to judge by the original, Verizon Wireless is one likely candidate that could get the new LG phablet.

source: IT Tong via Engadget

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Optimus Vu II
  • Display 5.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(8.33h talk time)



1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Wow. RAM 2Ghz , better than a lot of laptops!

3. Muche

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

RAM 2Ghz????

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

The article was edited. Innitially it's 2Ghz not 2GB.

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

No thanks. I'll take the note 2 instead.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

For me if this rumored HTC Nexus 5 is true, that will be a much better buy than the Samsung Galaxy Note II.

4. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Honestly speaking, the "unique" aspect ratio, makes the phone luk ugly..

5. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

the ugly duckling was "unique" lol

6. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

ics... come on OEM's

9. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i guess ICS is just for the prototype? no phone should launch with ICS already

8. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Yuck! LG R&D have to rethink about design language.

15. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

What about the Optimus "G"angsta? That looks Gangsta with all it's Glitter.

11. kurejikame

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

Did the first Vu not just come out? I feel like this should have been what the first one was.

12. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Why call this Optimus Vu 2, when they could have easily called it Optimus Vu s, becoz there's hardly any difference between this and first Vu.......... Btw I was hoping for complete overhaul of design in Vu 2 and inclusion of S4 pro processor................... But this phone really looks ugly in front of Note 2, God knows, what designers at LG are smoking to come up with this design..............

13. wolstenbeast

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

HTC Droid Incredible X or Note2 if it is coming to Big Red.

14. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

ICS?? If this is to be released anytime in the future, its a crime that it does not come with JB right out of the box. God, LG is something short sighted.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

A bad joke compared to the Note 2

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