Interested in getting a phablet through Verizon? Up until recently, Verizon has remained phablet-free when it comes to its smartphone offerings.
Now it seems that there will be two distinct choices, the powerful Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the mid-range LG Intuition. For now, the Galaxy Note 2′s presence on Verizon is just a rumor, but the LG Intuition is now available for purchase.
If the LG Intuition looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s no really new. Internationally, the Intuition is better known as the Optimus Vu. And since the Vu has actually done rather well in South Korea, it prompted LG to work with Verizon for a stateside launch.
What kind of hardware does the Intuition bring to the table?
Here is a quick run-down of the specs:
- 5-inch IPS LCD with 1024 x 768 resolution
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB of storage
- 8MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam
- USB 2.0 HS, NFC, DLNA
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V3.0 + HS
- 2080 mAh battery
- Powered by Android 4.0.4
Like the Note and Note 2, the Intuition makes use of a stylus pen. Another cool feature for the Intuition is the ability to use the NFC radio with LG’s Tag+ stickers, in a similar fashion to Samsung’s TecTile stickers.
Between NFC and other goodies, the hardware in the LG Intuition isn’t half-bad. It’s true that LG’s phablet is not nearly as powerful as the Note 2, but for now there is no other choice offered by Verizon.
The LG Intuition will set you back $199 with a 2-year contract.