We got a bit of detail in terms of the global release of the LG Optimus Vu last week. And well, it looks like LG has followed-up with an official (English language) press release. Simply put, the Optimus Vu will begin its global roll-out in September. According to details coming from LG, the Optimus Vu will be coming for those in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America. Of course, this follows the release of the handset in Korea where it has since sold 500,000 units. And for those not as familiar with the Optimus Vu, think Galaxy Note or phablet. The LG Optimus Vu is running Android 4.0 ICS and has a 5.0-inch (1024 x 768) XGA IPS display, 32GB of internal storage, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with the 4-Plus-1 “5th battery-saver core” technology. In addition, the Optimus Vu will come with updated versions of of QuickMemo and Notebook, which according to LG are “two features which make great use of the large display real estate.”
Keep reading to check out the full press release…
LG ANNOUNCES GLOBAL AVAILABILITY OF OPTIMUS VU:
Largest LG Smartphone to Be Launched in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America
SEOUL, Aug. 20, 2012 – On the heels of its successful debut in Korea and Japan, the Optimus Vu: will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. With the world’s first 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display, the Optimus Vu: blurs the line between traditional tablets and smartphones for a truly unique smart device experience.
Since its March debut in Korea, the Optimus Vu: has sold over 500,000 units, demonstrating public acceptance of its form-factor. The reception the device received in Korea prompted LG to launch the Optimus Vu: in Japan this month, where it has also been received positively by Japanese consumers.
For the global roll-out, the Optimus Vu: will be equipped with NVIDIA? Tegra? 3 mobile processor, the super 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core with 5th battery-saver core, that offers a superb balance of performance and power requirements. 4 cores are used for high performance tasks such as games and multitasking. For voice call, email, music and video playback, only 5th battery-saver core is enabled and it consumes very less power.
When paired with the high-resolution 5-inch, 4:3 ratio IPS display, the Optimus Vu: becomes something special – a device that’s both pocketable and spacious. The Optimus Vu: will come with an upgraded version of QuickMemo™ and Notebook, two features which make great use of the large display real estate.
“The different form factor makes Optimus Vu: unique even in the 5-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.