It appears that LG is switching gears rather quickly and after an image and a few specifications of their mid-range handset leaked, the LG Miracle surfaced yesterday. The brand, however, is in the news once again, today. However, this time, unlike a leak, LG has released an official teaser video of their upcoming handset on their Korean website. The video, like the image that was released for the LG Prada handset appears to be cloaked in a tailored mystery and the only thing we can understand from it is that it is a smartphone measuring at 5 inches and featuring an aspect ratio of 4:3.
The Galaxy Note's competition is coming soon
As per a report from Datacider, the website states that this handset’s main feature is its 5-inch display and has been manufactured to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note, which features a screen size of 5.3 inches. The other marketing feature of this smartphone is that it is expected to come along with a stylus pen for writing or sketching and this would be ideal given the large size of the screen.
The website has a few specifications as well of the upcoming handset and here is a quick look at the highlighted features:
- 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
The only limiting factor of this upcoming handset is that it is said to launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as one would expect handsets coming out this year to feature Google’s latest operating system – Ice Cream Sandwich. LG do have a bad track record when it comes to their software release cycle and one should not hold their breath in expecting the operating software to be pushed out to the Optimus Vu shortly after it’s launched.
As of now, there is no indication on the date of announcement, availability of the handset or the projected price of the Optimus Vu. But with MWC just around the corner, hopefully this handset will be unveiled there and launched across the globe, and not just in Korea where this handset has made its first appearance.
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