There is nothing quite as interesting as a leaked image of a handset that has been captured in the wild, meaning that it is different from the press shots or promotional videos. The latest handset to have been snapped is the LG Optimus Vu, which is the same smartphone that debuted a few days ago in a promotional video on an official LG Korean blog. This handset, judging by the appearance is likely to find its best competition in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note. So what better way to access the competition, other than putting both handsets next to each other in a photo shoot? This is exactly what HelloAdam100 blog have done.

Apart from the ability to easily choose one over the other, we can see some of the differences between the two handsets. Firstly, both these handsets are fairly large, which is the only similarity, at least going by the picture. The LG Optimus Vu featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio shows that its screen is wider than the Samsung Galaxy Note. From the above picture, we can see that, while the Note features curved edges, the corners of the Optimus Vu appears to be a bit boxier in comparison.

Plus size handsets are here

Plus size handsets are here

Here is a list of the supposed specifications that are to feature in the LG Optimus Vu:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5-inch IPS XGA LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 768
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • NFC

As noted before, the only limiting feature of the LG Optimus Vu was that it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as opposed to Google’s latest operating software, Ice Cream Sandwich. With Samsung already rolling out Android 4.0 to a number of their handsets; the Optimus Vu may be losing out in this competition, even though it will be a newer handset, as LG is rather slow with their OS release cycle.

Let us know your reactions on the LG Optimus Vu. Do you think that it can make a worthwhile competition in the larger smartphone segment that is presently dominated by the Galaxy Note, which is currently the only smartphone in this size as of now?

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