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LG announces the Vu 3, yet another attempt at a 4:3 handset

LG has tried twice now to create a new category of smartphone with the Optimus Vu, a large device with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The company still hasn’t given up, though. Last night it announced the Vu 3, the third iteration in the series that drops the “Optimus” branding – just like the LG G2.

The KnockOn feature found on the G2 makes a return on the Vu 3, and LG has equipped the handset with a stylus too. The company believes that the 4:3 aspect ratio is better for reading and viewing webpages, which sounds awfully familiar to the same reasoning put forward by Apple just a few years ago at the launch of the first iPad.

Specifications for the Vu 3 include a 5.2-inch 1280×960 IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, a 13-megapixel camera, and LTE-Advanced support. The handset is primarily designed for the South Korean market, but we’re sure you’ll be able to import an unlocked model if you’re deadly curious. There’s no word on price, but LG says that the Vu 3 will in its home country on September 27th.

Spotted at Android Community

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