Earlier this month, a large smartphone popped out of nowhere in a promotional video. The handset in question was the LG Optimus Vu and apart from the video, the smartphone had been spotted in the wild, alongside its main competition, the Samsung Galaxy Note. Just like before CES 2012, LG had announced a range of devices that would be showcased at the event; Optimus Vu, too was officially announced in Seoul, ahead of the Mobile World Congress event, which was scheduled to begin on the 27th of February, 2012.

The next large smartphone is announced

The next large smartphone is announced

We have seen renders of this handset before, but there is nothing like official images to get a clearer idea of what this handset actually looks like. As for the specifications, nothing seems to have changed from what we've known about it, so far.

But, here is a quick look at the specifications that have been detailed by LG:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with AF and LED flash
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • 32GB Internal Memory
  • LTE, HDMI, DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2080mAh Battery
  • Dimensions are 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

This smartphone features a 4:3 aspect ratio and speaking about the LG Optimus Vu, r. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company said, “The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smartphone. y 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 LG Optimus Vu will be first introduced in Korea in March and will be unveiled in all its entirety at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. As of now, there is no information on the pricing or global availability, but as soon as this information is known, we will certainly let you know. For more information on this handset, click here.

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