LG Optimus Vu goes on sale in Korea for the astronomical price of $890

LG Optimus Vu goes on sale in Korea for the astronomical price of $890
Apparently, over-sized smartphones seem to the rage nowadays, as the recent unveiling of the LG Optimus Vu has shown us during Mobile World Congress. Luckily, for the good people over in Korea, they actually have the prestigious opportunity of finally checking out the somewhat boxy looking smartphone ready to handle all their note-taking needs.

Now that LG’s 5-inch Android powered smartphone has finally landed in Korea, it begs the question when and if it’ll arrive elsewhere sometime in the very near future. There’s no kidding that this thing is a head turner, especially when it features a not so often seen 4:3 aspect ratio display. Nevertheless, it’s officially available for sale in Korea – though, pricing is undoubtedly up there compared to other things.

Are you looking to import this? Well, you ought to be aware that the carrier-free version of the LG Optimus Vu carries a premium price of $890 (990,000 won), which is indeed a pocket buster for some people. Of course, the handset isn’t for everyone, but if you desperately want to be the first on your block to own it, then you might as well start saving some money now if you plan on importing it.

Well, you can either do that or merely wait to see if LG is willing to bring it stateside to a carrier. Perhaps, since there’s a lot of focus surrounding these behemoths sized smartphones, carriers might be more willing to pick it up much sooner than what most people expect.

source: LG (translated) via Engadget

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Optimus Vu
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2080 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3
    LG Optimus UI

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