LG_Optimus Vu - NJTechReviews

LG just recently unveiled one of the most awaited LTE devices * “The Optimus Vu”. This new device is a cross between a smart phone and a tablet.  The device has a big focus on ultra portability and productivity. It’s unique screen size of 5 inch has a 4:3 aspect ratio for optimal viewing. The screen 1024×768 IPS display technology creates a great viewing experience under bright sunlight. At 8.5 mm thin the VU should be easy for in hand usage and fitting easily in your jacket pocket. The Optimus Vu is running a 1.5ghz dual core processor, 32GB of internal memory and a large 2,800 mAh battery. The camera on this device will have a featured 8-megapixel camera. LG’s Vu will currently be the thinnest LTE product available on the market. The initial lunch of this product will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, fortunately updates for Android Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works. LG has equipped this device with QuickClipTM hotkey which allows users to easily capture screenshots and memos with a single click. Another key feature is writing down notes with your fingers or using the devoted RubberdiumTM pen. Productivity apps are not lacking on this device, as it also includes Polaris Office allowing users to open up any document, spreadsheet or presentation on the go. The Optimus Vu will make it’s debut at MWC 2012 (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona from February 27-March 1st. It is set to be released in Korea in March on carriers Sk Telecom and LG+. LG was very kind to grace us with a video preview of the new device.

 

Press Release

LG UNVEILS UNIQUE 4:3 RATIO, 5-INCH OPTIMUS VU: AT MWC 2012 
With Productivity in Mind, LG Demonstrates its LTE and Display 
Leadership with Device that Does, Well, Everything

SEOUL, Feb. 19, 2012 – LG today unveiled one of the most anticipated LTE devices, the Optimus Vu:. Equipped with LG’s advanced LTE and IPS display technology, the Optimus Vu: offers a unique combination of tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. Running on a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GM internal memory and a large 2,080 mAh battery, the Optimus Vu: is a multimedia lover’s dream device.

“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smart-phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “By offering an optimal 4:3 ratio viewing experience, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technology, Optimus Vu: is just one example of what we can achieve when we combine our best technology with customer needs.”

The large 5-inch display with bright 4:3 aspect ratio makes viewing documents, books, internet and multimedia contents easier and more comfortable. The 4:3 aspect ratio is optimized for viewing to grasp more at a glance and note taking to increase productivity in everyday life. Moreover, IPS display realizes every color in its natural state for the best viewing experience even under bright sunlight.

Backed by unparalleled speed and performance from LG’s advanced LTE technology, the Optimus Vu: boasts unmatched productivity. Its unique built-in QuickClip™ hotkey allows users to conveniently capture screenshots and memos with a single push. Jotting notes is also possible with a finger or with the dedicated Rubberdium™ pen. Among many productive apps installed in the Optimus Vu:, the included Polaris Office allows users to open any document, spreadsheet or presentation while on the go.

At only 8.5mm, the Optimus Vu: is the slimmest among all LTE phones currently on the market and is perfectly suited for a hand and fits comfortably in a jacket pocket. Despite the large 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. While it will initially launch running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works.

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

Key Specifications:
oChipset: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
oDisplay: 5-inch (1024×768) IPS Display
oMemory: 32GB eMMC and 1GB DDR2
oCamera: 8MP with AF LED Flash (rear) and 1.3MP (front)
oOS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
oBattery: 2,080mAh
oDimension (L x W x D): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

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