LG have been threatening to release the 5″ screen equipped VU for a while now and UK based online retailer Expansys now have them in stock at a great rate of £349.99 inc Vat. A great deal if you want a phone quite a bit different to anyone else. It has quite a good spec as well.
The 4:3 ratio screen may be quite interesting for web browsing, hopefully at some point we’ll get our hands on one of these soo.
- CPU: NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, 1.5GHz 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core
- Platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz / Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
- Memory: Internal phone storage: 32GB
- Display: 5.0-inch 4:3 ratio XGA IPS with 768×1024 pixels resolution
- GPS: Internal GPS antenna
- Connectivity: Bluetooth® 4.0 / Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 3.5 mm stereo audio jack / Standard micro-USB
- Camera: 8 megapixel camera / 1.3 megapixel front camera
- Battery: Li-ion battery 2100 mAh
- Weight: 168 grams
- Dimensions: (LxWxT): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5 mm
Source – Expansys
Expansys have the following to say about the VU:
Please note: This is the EU version of the LG Optimus Vue, supplied with an EU plug and a UK AC adapter. The warranty is EU wide and valid.
With 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.
The Optimus Vu is equipped with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 mobile processor, the super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. 4 cores are used for high performance tasks such as games and multitasking. For voice call, email, music and video playback, only the 5th battery-saver core is enabled and it consumes very less power.
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.