LG took to the stage at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona and showed off their recently announced devices, the Optimus Vu and the Optimus 3D Max. We had seen the Optimus Vu leaked prior to the event in a teaser video and then once before the official announcement, alongside its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note. Soon after, LG officially raised the curtains on the Optimus Vu, along with a follow-up to their glassless 3D handset that was launched, last year, the Optimus 3D Max. At the event in Spain, LG showed off their new offerings, yet again.

The handsets launched at MWC

The handsets launched at MWC

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the LG Optimus Vu:

  • 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
  • 2080 mAh battery
  • Dimensions are 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm

Below is a look at the features of the LG Optimus 3D Max:

  • 4.3-inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor (OMAP4430)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB Internal Memory
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • NFC, LG Tag+
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 5MP Dual-lens rear camera
  • 1,520 mAh battery

With these handsets, LG have also announced their new design identity which they call – L-Style and speaking on this, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company, said, “Design is consistently the top or second most important factor for customers when choosing a mobile phone. With smartphones, we sometimes took a more functional approach to design but with L-Style we’re going back to our roots as a company focused on how our products fit into the lifestyle of our customers.”

LG claims, “L-Style’s design philosophy is comprised of five aesthetic elements: Modern Square Style for a comfortable grip, Floating Mass Technology for a slimmer look, Seamless Layout for a more intuitive arrangement of keys, Harmonized Design Contrast utilizing metallic accents and Sensuous Slim Shape that naturally draws one’s attention.” Three handsets will make their debut at MWC, which feature this new style, these are the Optimus L3 featuring a 3.2-inch display, the L5 that sports a 4-inch display and the L7 featuring a 4.3-inch display. The first of these three handsets will launch first in Europe and then roll out globally. The two later devices will launch, running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and will be available in the first half of the year. No exact dates of availability have been revealed.

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