LG Optimus Vu Set to Debut Globally in September

LG Optimus Vu Set to Debut Globally in September


The LG Optimus Vu will be making its global debut starting in September and will hit select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In addition, the company also announced that it has sold over 50,000 units since its March debut in Korea. 

The international version of the LG Optimus Vu will differ from the Korean counterpart in three key aspects. Instead of running of a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the Optimus Vu will be powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. 4G LTE connectivity is also lacking. The device will also ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. 

If you want to know more about the LG Optimus Vu, do check out our hands-on with the device here. It will be available in Singapore from Q4 2012.

Read on for the full press release.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 20, 2012 – On the heels of its successful debut in Korea and Japan, the Optimus Vu: will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. With the world’s first 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, the Optimus Vu: blurs the line between traditional tablets and smartphones for a truly unique smart device experience.

Since its March debut in Korea, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 units, demonstrating public acceptance of its form-factor. The reception the device received in Korea prompted LG to launch the Optimus Vu: in Japan this month, where it has also been received positively by Japanese consumers.

For the global roll-out, the Optimus Vu: will be equipped with the fast 4-PLUS-1™ NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. When paired with the high-resolution 5-inch, 4:3 ratio IPS display, the Optimus Vu: becomes something special – a device that’s both pocketable and spacious. The Optimus Vu: will come with an upgraded version of QuickMemo™ and Notebook, two features which make great use of the large display real estate.

“The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

Key specifications: 

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • 3G 
  • 5.0-inch IPS display / 1024 x 768 pixels 
  • 32GB internal memory 
  • 8-megapixel rear camera / 1.3-megapixel front facing camera 
  • 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm 
  • 168g

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