LG has just made an official announcement regarding its latest and greatest phablet, and if some of you have been expecting a successor for the Optimus Vu series, you’ll be a little surprised, as the new member of the Vu family isn’t an “Optimus” anymore, being simply the LG Vu 3.
The new smartphone made by the Koreans doesn’t really resemble with its two older Vu brothers, as its body has rounded corners instead of angular ones, but keeps the family tradition of having 4:3 displays.
The LG Vu 3 sports a 5.2 inches True HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels, the 4:3 aspect ratio that I’ve mentioned earlier, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 protection and has a pixel density of 308 ppi, so the image quality should be pretty impressive. Just like in the previous generations of Vu-s, you’re provided with a rubber tipped stylus.
On the inside, the third Vu features a blazing fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, having a quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. There were no details about the internal memory, but the Vu 3 supposedly comes without a card slot.
The rich package of goodies is completed with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The LG Vu 3 should be impressive when taking pictures or recording clips too, as it holds a 13 megapixels camera and shoots full HD 1080p videos at 60 fps.
Some other nice additions to the Vu 3 are the features found on other LG devices such as KnockOn for unlocking your device by double tapping the screen, QLink for connecting your phablet to a tablet, the Guest Mode and LTE-Advanced support. Also, it works with QuickView translucent covers.
The LG Vu 3 is going to be released in a few days from now in the “good” Korea and not long enough in the rest of the world.