LG Optimus Vu to be a 5" behemoth with 4:3 screen aspect ratio, Galaxy Note slightly startled

LG Optimus Vu to be a 5
LG pulled through and finally managed to eke out a small profit from its handset division in the last quarter, after a long and heartbreaking transition to smartphones in 2010 and 2011. The fourth largest cell phone maker apparently is planning a major portfolio launch at the MWC expo in two weeks, as phones are leaking left and right.

We had the LG X3 monster rumored with 4.7" HD screen and quad-core power, then the LG P700 entry level phone, and today we heard about another miracle - the LG Miracle, which is likely to be a mid-range Windows Phone handset.

But that's not all - buried in the confines of LG's blogs a teaser page and video were found for the most intriguing handset we are now expecting from the Koreans. The LG Optimus Vu is supposed to feature a 5" display (yep, you read that right, it's going after the Galaxy Note!) with alleged 1024x768 pixels IPS-LCD display. Yes, you also read that right - the phone is going to sport 4:3 screen aspect ratio for some reason, just like AT&T's Pantech Pocket. The translation from Korean reads "the perfect human aspect" in regards to that 4:3 ratio, so that's what the marketing department of LG seems to be banking on with the Vu.

The rest of the specs are fairly mundane for a high-end request - a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8MP 1080p shooter. It's that 4:3 screen aspect ratio that makes us itching to handle the LG Optimus Vu and see how things look like in reality, but we should do so at the MWC in two short weeks.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on LG's teaser video below, the Koreans are starting to pay attention to design and are expected to have a pretty interesting lineup this season.

source: LG (translated) via TheVerge


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Optimus Vu
  • Display 5.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2080 mAh

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11 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

lg does make real pretty screens. id rather have the x3 than the vu.

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Well that look interesting

3. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

the aspect ratio makes it very difficult to be handled with one hand. I'll be keeping my galaxy note. the X3 on the other hand seems interesting.

4. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

this seems interesting, can't wait to see it...

5. avinashmunnu

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I have to say oooohh!! GB.....dampner!!! But I like your spirit LG,unlike some OEM like BB..uninspiring,stubbornly identical even after god knows how many years & then again dish out crappiest spec sheet to buyers to nmake them feel more ungrateful...........!!! Samsung: Plethora of spin-offs after something becmes a hit!.Focuses on cloning the flagship with a few alterations,trying desperately to declare that they have a range ..........Yawn! Seriously get some designers on the R&D team!!!...... Think phone=WOW!! & you will hit the bulls eye since our eyes are sore after looking at all of your slabs!! LG: Take a look around,wake up kick yourself,punch the walls do what it takes to deserve the crown...if thats what you are eyeing for....& mostly look at delivering timely updates for your forgotten phones along with customers or you will be licking wounds in this tech wars after every showdown. or else you will be remebered.....LG( LOST FOR GOOD)!!

6. avinashmunnu

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Good.......but not a threat to Galaxy note

7. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

it looks like a giant PRADA phone 3.0 lol

8. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

meh. Not digging the 1024x768 resolution on a screen that size.. nor the 4:3 ratio. I'd definitely go for the Note.

9. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

this ratio has much good sides on its account, just think of the possabilities!! I like LG, I don't like samsung, the mobile world has become iPhone vs Samsung, not android vs iOS...there are good androids besides samsung you know...don't be narrowvieved...this thing just might be good

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Honestly it looks like a really bad Chinese iPod touch knock off that you'd find on the interenet for $50. ( just from that spy shot of it anyways)

11. phildroid

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

Lg is giving me reason to hold on from buying the G Note. This is worth waiting, i guess. This is beauty.

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