When Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet got success, LG also wanted to grab a pie of phablet market. So it launched Optimus Vu device against it. The device never got much attention, but that did not deter company to continue with the series. The series is now in third iteration and similar to recently announced flagship G2 has dropped Optimus branding from its name, and now called as LG Vu 3.
However it seems that the company is not learning from its past mistakes. The display of the Vu 3 has obsolete aspect ratio of 4:3 resulting in odd square-shaped design.
In terms of interesting features, it supports a Rubberdium stylus which can be hidden underneath the body. The stylus allows users to scribble their thoughts and doodle their imagination. It has software features such as KnockON, Guest Mode, Slide Aside, etc.on top of Android OS, which were first shown off in G2. LG has also launched a special case for the Vu 3 known as Quick View Cover. It’s a semi-transparent at the front to give the user a glimpse of unread notifications and time.
There are no details about the device’s storage and its battery capacity.
- 5.2 inch IPS Screen with resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels
- Graphics RAM for the Display
- 2.26 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor
- Adreno 330 Graphics Processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 13 MP primary camera with LED flash
- 2.1 MP secondary camera
- Supports 2G/ 3G/ 4G networks, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS
- Android 4.2.2 OS
The device is slated to be released on 27th September with all the major telecom carriers. But the company has not revealed any details about the pricing or its global launch.