The LG Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu 2 never made it to the UK, at least in any meaningful numbers, but that didn’t stop the devices from being relatively successful elsewhere. LG’s unusual take on the smartphone/tablet hybrid must have done well too, as it has announced the LG Vu 3, complete with a spec sheet that brings it one step closer to the LG G2.
LG has stuck with the odd 4:3 aspect ratio screen seen on the previous Vu phones, but has increased the size of the display to 5.2-inches – matching the LG G2 – and upped the resolution to 1280×960, an improvement over the 1024×600 pixels used on both older Vu phones.
Inside is a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, which is featured in many of the top-end Android hardware released this year, but there’s no information on the amount of RAM or memory storage space on offer. We do know it has 13-megapixel camera on the back, and supports the super-fast LTE-Advanced networks found in South Korea.
The phone runs Android and comes with a stylus, plus LG has produced a series of transparent cases, which by using special themes on the phone, still lets you read important information on the home screen without having to remove it from the case.
As with the G2, LG has dropped the Optimus name, and the phone is simply called the Vu 3. At the moment there’s no word on an international release, but the device will be making its debut only in Korea very soon. However, given LG’s quick release of the LG G2 in more places this year, perhaps it will also make an appearance in the UK soon.