August 20, 2012

LG announces global launching of the Optimus Vu with nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU

LG has already launched and sold their Galaxy Note counterpart in South Korea and in Japan. According to their press release, the device will be launched globally following a successful launching of the device in the said markets. The international (global) version of the device is a bit different than what the Korean phone maker released in their home turf and in Japan. This version will be sporting an nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, all other things constant. The phoneblet is scheduled to be launched in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and in Latin America starting in September. Check out the updated specs of the Optimus Vu and the press release after the break

LG Optimus Vu (Global version) specs:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
    • LG Optimus UI
  • 5.0" XGA (768x1024) IPS touchscreen display
    • 256 ppi
  • nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
    • GPU: ULP GeForce
  • 1GB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 32GB
    • External: Up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Camera
    • Rear: 8MP
      • Auto Focus
      • LED Flash
      • 1080p HD video recording @ 30fps with LED video light
    • Front: 1.3MP
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • WiFi Direct
    • DLNA
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Digital Compass
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Gyroscope
  • Battery
    • 2080 mAh

Largest LG Smartphone to Be Launched in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America

SEOUL, Aug. 20, 2012 -– On the heels of its successful debut in Korea and Japan, the Optimus Vu: will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. With the world’s first 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, the Optimus Vu: blurs the line between traditional tablets and smartphones for a truly unique smart device experience.

Since its March debut in Korea, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 units, demonstrating public acceptance of its form-factor. The reception the device received in Korea prompted LG to launch the Optimus Vu: in Japan this month, where it has also been received positively by Japanese consumers.

For the global roll-out, the Optimus Vu: will be equipped with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, the fast 4-PLUS-1™ Quad-Core with the fifth battery-saver core, that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. Four cores are used for high performance tasks such as games and multitasking. For voice call, email, music, and video playback, only the fifth core is enabled.

When paired with the high-resolution 5-inch, 4:3 ratio IPS display, the Optimus Vu: becomes something special –- a device that’s both pocketable and spacious. The Optimus Vu: will come with an upgraded version of QuickMemo™ and Notebook, two features which make great use of the large display real estate.

“The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.



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