Featured: LG's Optimus Vu 2 With 4:3 Display Is Legit


Not too long ago, we wrote about the LG Optimus Vu 2 which is a bit different from other phones out there. Basically, it's LG's venture into a phablet and yet another Galaxy Note 2 competitor and instead of sticking to a traditional form factor, the Optimus Vu 2 has a 4:3 display which for anyone who used to or still has an older TV, it's a bit different from today's standards.

Because of that, the phone is also wider which will be interesting to see how it fits in hands of all sizes. Anyways, LG has finally made the phone official and with that, we also get official specs. While not packing a quad-core processor, it does feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon so performance should be pretty good as is.

  • 5 inch IPS LCD display at 768 x 1024 (256 ppi)
  • 1.5GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 dual-core processor
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • NFC, IR blaster (ability to use as remote), VoLTE capable
  • 2150 mAh battery with up to 8 1/2 hours of talk time
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The LG Optimus Vu 2 is available in white, black, and pink, and is launching in South Korea for $864. That's a bit pricey, but for a phone of that size, it's also not too surprising. Whether the phone will make it elsewhere is another story, but something tells me Samsung and HTC don't mind if the Optimus Vu 2 stays in South Korea.