LG has officially unveiled the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet just a week before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The device will sport a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8.0 MP camera, 32GB of on-board storage and LTE. Apart from this the device will also have a 2,080mAh battery and will run Android 2.3 gingerbread. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
The device will be wafer thin at on 8.5mm, which makes it thinner than the competing Samsung Galaxy Note. Previously Samsung had launched its hybrid the Galaxy Note which also boasted similar specs – a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor, a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280×800. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G India launch nearing as support page goes live
Specs wise the Optimus Vu compares pretty fairly against the Galaxy Note, however it should be noted that Samsung’s Exynos processor consistently outperforms Qualcomm’s chipset in benchmarks like Quadrant. Furthermore, the Galaxy Note also features a display of a higher resolution and perhaps of better quality. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
Interestingly, LG is making a big deal of the 4:3 aspect ratio of the display, The resolution was previously seen Acer’s Iconia Smart hybrid, but it provided an awkward and disconcerting user experience. Notably LG is also saying that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is in the works, so users hopefully will get the taste of Google’s latest desert. Right now LG is only talking about a Korean release, so we Indians will need to hold our breaths before we get a taste of LG’s first phablet.