The LG Optimus Vu

For those who haven’t been tuned into the battle between LG and HTC, the latter seems to be winning. But with the unveiling of its 5″ phablet in Korea and Japan recently, it seems the tide may change suddenly, if LG is to have its way in the market.

The best thing about the Vu: is its timing. HTC is busy slowly regaining its position of dominance it once had. If the March release in Korea is any indicator, 500,000 units sold can’t be wrong. Just look at their success on LTE devices alone. The device has also been released in Japan, and once again, has received a warm welcome. It seems LG has finally found its niche and also discovered market innovation is better than market saturation.

That being said, here’s a recap on the device specs:

  • Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network 3G
  • Display 5.0-inch 4:3 ratio XGA IPS with 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Memory 32GB
  • Cameras 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Size 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5mm
  • Weight 168g

In terms of software, an upgraded version of Quickmemo and Notebook, make for a productive good time on the phablet. If that wasn’t enough, all you diehard techies will enjoy the NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor packed into the gills. The battery saving features of the 5th core is used for actions like voice, email, music and video playback. The other 4 cores are for gaming and multitasking apps.

Does the LG Optimus Vu: interest you at all compared to other popular devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note or the upcoming Note 2?