It's just been 7 months since the release of the much debated LG Optimus Vu and the company has now announced that it's soon coming with the Vu's successor LG Optimus Vu 2. We wonder what the new installment shall offer to the smartphone lovers.
LG had shocked quite a few with its 'LG Optimus Vu' (known as 'LG Intuition' in the US) which flaunted a 4:3 screen aspect ratio as compared to the 16:9 ratio which is opted for by all other smartphone makers.
With a 4.3 inch screen, the Vu was thus so exceptionally big that it was not only difficult to pocket it but also hard to hold it in hands and required some getting used to.
After mere 7 months of the release of this queer sized phone, LG has now announced its successor named 'LG Optimus Vu 2' which will feature the smae screen aspect ratio, though it shall now compliment a larger 5 inch display thus rendering the phone an additional 5 mm of breadth. LG is clearly on a track to offer tough competition to Samsung's Galaxy Note flagship phablets.
The Vu 2 will come with some attractive specs for the smartphone users. It will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will boast of 1.5GHz dual core processor with 2 GB RAM and a 2150 mAh battery to power its numerous applications and ensure its smooth fluid like functioning.
Available in most sought after colours of black, white and pink, the LG Optimus Vu 2 will have an 8 megapixels autofocus rear camera and a decent 1.3 megapixels front facing camera. We wish LG had decided upon a better 12 megapixels camera instead. Also the phone will come with 3 GB of internal storage which can be extended through external SD cards.
Loaded with some interesting phone accessories such as a wireless charging pad and a One Key Remote, the Optimus Vu 2 is surely designed to attract customers who prefer luxury in look and feel.
The Optimus Vu 2 will also flaunt a thinner nib for its stylus which LG feels will facilitate more accurate handwriting.
Priced at around $865, no announcements have been made regarding its availability in other countries besides Korea.
While many are looking forward to this new offering in the phablets club, others feel that LG is being over aggressive in its approach and should have waited for some more time before announcing a successor to the Optimus Vu.