LG unveils the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch ‘phablet’

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LG on Sunday announced the Optimus Vu a week ahead of the handset’s Mobile Planet Congress debut. The Vu functions a 5-inch IPS display and is a hybrid in between a smartphone and a tablet. The device is thinner than the competing Samsung Galaxy Note, coming in a 8.5 millimeters. “The Optimus Vu: was developed to maximize what consumers could do with a wise-phone,” president and CEO of LG Dr. Jong-seok Park mentioned. “By offering an optimal four:3 ratio viewing knowledge, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technologies, Optimus Vu: is just a single example of what we can obtain when we combine our greatest technology with customer demands.” The “phablet” is equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of internal storage, an HDMI-out port, 1GB of RAM, LTE connectivity and a 2,080 mAh battery. The Vu will run Android two.three Gingerbread, however an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich has been promised within three months of the handset’s March launch. Read on for LG’s press release.

With Productivity in Mind, LG Demonstrates its LTE and Display
Leadership with Device that Does, Well, Every little thing

SEOUL, Feb. 19, 2012 – LG nowadays unveiled 1 of the most anticipated LTE devices, the Optimus Vu:. Equipped with LG’s advanced LTE and IPS display technology, the Optimus Vu: delivers a unique mixture of tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. Running on a strong 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GM internal memory and a significant two,080 mAh battery, the Optimus Vu: is a multimedia lover’s dream device.

“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what consumers could do with a intelligent-phone,” stated Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Business. “By providing an optimal 4:three ratio viewing expertise, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technologies, Optimus Vu: is just one particular example of what we can accomplish when we combine our best technologies with customer demands.”

The big 5-inch display with vibrant four:3 aspect ratio makes viewing documents, books, net and multimedia contents simpler and far more comfortable. The four:three aspect ratio is optimized for viewing to grasp more at a glance and note taking to increase productivity in everyday life. Furthermore, IPS display realizes each color in its natural state for the finest viewing experience even under vivid sunlight.

Backed by unparalleled speed and efficiency from LG’s advanced LTE technologies, the Optimus Vu: boasts unmatched productivity. Its distinctive built-in QuickClip™ hotkey allows users to conveniently capture screenshots and memos with a single push. Jotting notes is also attainable with a finger or with the devoted Rubberdium™ pen. Among a lot of productive apps installed in the Optimus Vu:, the included Polaris Office enables users to open any document, spreadsheet or presentation whilst on the go.

At only 8.5mm, the Optimus Vu: is the slimmest among all LTE phones presently on the marketplace and is perfectly suited for a hand and fits comfortably in a jacket pocket. Regardless of the big 2,080mAh battery, the Optimus Vu: adopts LG’s exclusive floating mass technology to appear slimmer than its actual dimensions.

In addition to HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), Optimus Vu: comes with 32GB memory and an 8-megapixel camera. Whilst it will initially launch operating Android two.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4. Ice Cream Sandwich is currently in the operates.

The Optimus Vu: will be introduced in Korea in March. Additional info on the unique Optimus Vu: can be found at the LG Stand (Hall 8) at MWC 2012 from February 27 to March 1.

Crucial Specifications:
– Chipset: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
– Display: five-inch (1024×768) IPS Display
– Memory: 32GB eMMC and 1GB DDR2
– Camera: 8MP with AF LED Flash (rear) and 1.3MP (front)
– OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
– Battery: two,080mAh
– Dimension (L x W x D): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

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