LG has launched its interpretation of a phablet, the Optimus Vu in India, according to the company’s website. The phablet is available for Rs 34,500 and will compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which was recently launched and is available for approximately Rs 39,000. The Optimus Vu was first unveiled at MWC in February and has already sold over 500,000 units in Korea. It features a 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display with 1280×768 1024×768 pixel display as opposed to a 5.5-inch 16:9 aspect ratio display with 1280×720 pixel resolution that is found on the Galaxy Note II. Read on for complete specs.
Other core hardware features include an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Note II on the other hand has an Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The Optimus Vu also has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich while the Galaxy Note II runs on Android Jelly Bean.
LG has also added some specific stylus-based apps like Samsung, like Quick Memo and Notebook. There is a press event scheduled for Monday in India, where we expect LG to formally launch the Optimus Vu. On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Note II seems like a superior product but we cannot judge a product by its spec sheet. In the meanwhile, you can check out our review of the Galaxy Note II here.
- Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 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