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LG Optimus Vu announced: 5-inch 4:3 ratio screen, stylus and Ice Cream Sandwich

LG has officially announced the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch Android phone/tablet/phablet that looks set to give the Samsung Galaxy Note a run for its money.

As well as coming with a swish-sounding stylus (made of something LG is calling ‘Rubberdium’) the LG Optimus Vu will roll with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.

That 5-inch screen features a display res of 1024×768 (WXGA) and IPS (in plane switching) technology. So we’re expecting eye-melting detail and great outdoor legibility. The 4:3 aspect ratio ought to be perfect for multimedia viewing and reading on the go too.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the LG Optimus Vu comes with a variety of note-taking and productivity apps (including Polaris Office) which can be used with a finger or stylus touch input. There’s also a QuickClip hotkey, allowing for instant screengrabs.

An 8-megapixel main camera (LED flash, autofocus) comes along for the ride, with a 1.3-megapixel camera sitting on the front. Streaming-wise there’s an HDMI port and DLNA support should you wish to play some video or do some work on a bigger screen.

The dimensions of the LG Optimus Vu weigh in at 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm – so while being pretty wide it’s also very slim. LG says that the Optimus Vu is “perfectly suited for a hand and fits comfortably in a jacket pocket… despite the large 2,080mAh battery.”

We’re not sure exactly whose jacket pockets LG means (perhaps not ours) but we’ll get some hands on time and judge for ourselves when we see the LG Optimus Vu at Mobile World Congress next week.

Heading to Korean markets in March, we’re expecting to get more infomation on release info for the UK soon.


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