LG Optimus Vu giant Android phone gets UK launch
We first glimpsed the LG Optimus Vu phone-cum-tablet all the way back in February at Mobile World Congress, a giant Android device with aspirations to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Note slate. It’s since gone on sale in LG’s homeland of South Korea, but we’d not heard a peep about an international roll out – until today. LG’s just let us know that the Optimus Vu is heading to these shores very soon.
The 5-inch LG Optimus Vu will begin rolling out in “select markets” in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America from next month, according to the Korean gadget giant. That means we’re likely to see the phone-tablet land in the UK< one of the biggest European markets for smartphones, very soon indeed – we’ve contacted LG UK for clarification and will update if we get an exact date.
While few of the LG Optimus Vu’s specs stand out – the quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor is the same one found inside HTC’s One X phone, while the eight megapixel camera is par for the course these days – the phone is remarkable for its screen ratio. At 4:3 rather than the more standard 16:9, it’s incredibly wide in portrait mode for such a large smartphone display, which should make note taking easier, as well as reading on the go.
Of course, it might also make the LG Optimus Vu even more tricky to hold – we’ll find out when we get hands on with one come UK launch time. Stay tuned – it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will have company next month.