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LG Optimus Vu Phone Tablet set to hit US soon

The LG Phablet or the Phone-Tablet Hybrid called the Optimus Vu is launched in the Korean market in February 19

The Optimus Vu ‘Phablet’ of LG Electronics is officially released in Korea on 19th of February. This device is a Phone and Tablet Hybrid which earlier debuted at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona earlier this month.

LG has released a teaser for the same and many speculations made about the device have proved to be true. The Optimus Vu features a 5-inch display which is capable of providing a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. So we can say that it has an aspect ratio of 4:3 judging from the resolution.

This device is being released at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy Note and with coincidence is also 5inch device that is equipped with a stylus, which in the Google-translated press release is termed as a ‘common pen’. It can collect data from a screen for sharing with a single click. Although both the devices are released on the same date but the Galaxy Note is released in the US and the Vu is launched in Korea.

The Optimus Vu is powered by Android 2.3 popularly known as Gingerbread, however LG has promised to release an Ice Cream Sandwich update within three months. It runs on a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and has an internal memory of 32GB.

The Vu sports an 8megapixel camera to its rear and a 1.3megapixel camera to its front.  Vu will be capable of for both Wi-Fi as well as LTE connectivity. It will also have a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support, which will allow it to share media with DLNA devices.

The battery provided with this Phablet is a 2080mAh battery and the device weighs about 0.37 pounds and its dimensions are 5.49inches by 3.56inches. Vu will be made available in the South Korean market by carriers as SK Telecom and LG+, however the price decided is yet to be revealed. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-02-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)