The LG Optimus VU, the Galaxy Note competitor, has been rumored to receive a refresh to compete with the Galaxy Note II. We’ve seen specs popping up not long ago and it looks like they’re right on spot as the South Korean manufacturer made the phablet official. It will go for around $865 but it is currently only available for the domestic market in black, white, and pink. There was no information regarding an international availability yet.
Specs-wise the Optimus VU II packs a five-inch screen that has a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024 x 768 resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, eight-megapixel main shooter, 1.3-megapixel webcam, a 2,150mAh battery and, unfortunately, as you’ve probably guessed it, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other notable specs include, aside the usual suspects, DLNA, WiFi Direct, MHL, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0, infrared.
LG continues to push the 4:3 screen aspect ratio as they believe it is best for content consumption; we hope that LG does a better job at pushing the VU II out than they did with the original VU. Oh, and we also hope they slap Jelly Bean on that pronto! Do you think LG stands a chance in front of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II?