What looks like the specifications of the LG Optimus Vu II has surfaced online courtesy of a Korean website called Bad IT Tong (yes, that’s not a mischievous mistake). The site published what looks like a marketing slide with details of the upcoming Phablet.
LG’s apparent answer to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is said to come with LTE, a 5in 1,024 x 768 pixel AH-IPS LCD (that’s a 4:3 aspect ratio, unique in the world of smartphones), a dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of LP DDR2 RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot, a 2,150mAh battery, an 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and a 1.3-megapixel front facing one, apparently with a LED, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, an All Remote app and Voice Over LTE capabilities.
The Vu never made it to the UK (unfortunately) and we’re not sure whether the Vu II will be the first LG phablet to reach our shores. That said, LG has a lot to do in order to catch up with Samsung which has all but cornered the Android smartphone market.
As for the Phablet market, the Galaxy Note 2 is still the only one that matters and the fact that the LG Phablet has a 5in display and a lower resolution means that it might end up competing with the likes of the Optimus 4X HD, which can be had for under £300 and comes with a slightly smaller display but a much higher screen resolution.