LG has just announced the successor to the LG Optimus Vu 2, the LG Vu 3, which loses the “Optimus” tag, but adds a lot of power to make up for it. The LG Vu 3 has a 5.2-inch (1280 x 960) IPS display which means it keeps the Vu series iconic 4:3 aspect ratio that has long been given up by the rest of the mobile market (the iPad is the other big mobile device still clinging to the 4:3 aspect ratio).
The 4:3 aspect ratio will come in handy for those who do lots of e-book reading and web surfing, but you’ll be stuck with large black bars at the top and bottom when you’re watching HD content.
Along with the admittedly mid-range display, LG has included the Snapdragon 800 processor, a 13MP back facing camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s own custom UI on top and support for LTE-Advanced.
The Vu 3 also includes a built-in stylus and additional software functionality ported from the G2 such as guest mode and Knock on. The Vu 3 also launches with some interesting semi-transparent cases which will display information like the time and incoming calls.
Unlike the rumors that have been circling, it seems as if the Vu 3 won’t be the first smartphone to feature a flexible display. For now the smartphone is strictly for the Korean market, however, we’d expect there to be models for other parts of the world announced shortly.
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Can’t reach the right side of this phone with my left thumb xD
I think it’s still a nice device though, even though the resolution ratio is weird. I hope it is less than $500 if it comes to the US. Otherwise, G2 seems to be a better choice.
LOOKS LIKE A SHRINK GALAXY NOTE 3. LG IS COPYING STRAIGHT EVERYTHING FROM SAMSUNG AND THEY DON’T HIDE IT
LG Vu series need to stop now, not sure make great sales
Really really really bad looking super ugly device with, wait… better specs than most of other flagships around?
Only One thing i like about it that beautiful Korean girl is holding it.
Aw… It looks like a fat and short G2