LG Optimus Vu device launched ahead of MWC

LG unveils its interpretation of a smartphone/tablet hybrid with the 5-inch Optimus Vu. The launch comes a week before its official debut at MWC in Barcelona

LG has continued its recent trend of launching flagship products before the curtain rises on major events with the official arrival of the LG Optimus Vu smartphone/hybrid tablet device.

After the early unveiling of the 55-inch OLED TV before CES, LG has chosen the week before MWC to release a 5-inch handset, which brings a 4x3 aspect ratio 1024x768 resolution LCD screen promises a greater viewing experience for movies, books, multimedia and internet content.

The device, which will be on the LG stand at MWC, will look to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note device and, like the rival device also comes toting a stylus.

In the engine room there's a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, backed up by a larger-than-usual 2080mAh battery. The Optimus Vu will arrive running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but LG assures the world that an upgrade to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich won't be far behind launch (we've heard that before).

There's an 8-megapixel camera and for US users it'll be 4G LTE ready. All this inside a handset just 8.5mm thin.

Many of us wondered whether there was really a demand for these hybrid devices following the launch of the Galaxy Note device. Was it too big to be a phone or too small to be a tablet? It seems LG thinks Samsung was on the right track.

We're excited to go hands-on with the LG Optimus Vu at MWC which kicks-off in Barcelona next week.

Via: Engadget

 

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now