LG Vu III rumors look to specs, launch plans


The LG Optimus Vu sure was a strange Android when it launched last year, eschewing the typical widescreen aspect ratio we expect from smartphone displays to go with a more iPad-like 4:3 screen, instead. That was quickly followed up by the Optimus Vu II, and now we’re expecting to see LG continue the line with a third model, dropping the Optimus moniker as with the G2. Today rumors attempt to let us know what to expect from this Vu III, as well as give us a sense of when we might see the phone launched.

While both the first and second Vus had 1024 x 768 displays, the Vu III might finally see a resolution bump, moving up to 1280 x 960. Similarly, the screen size is expected to grow from 5.0 to 5.2 inches. We could also see a new camera, with LG giving the phone a 13-megapixel main shooter.

The most significant upgrade over the last Vu sounds like it will be the phone’s SoC, graduating from a dual-core Snapdragon S4 to a quad-core Snapdragon 800. As a consequence, LTE-A support may be present.

Supposedly, LG could hope to debut the Vu III at the IFA next month, with plans to start sales (in South Korea, at least) in September, as well. We’re still pessimistic that the unusual screen dimensions will find many fans outside South Korea, but finally up-to-date specs might make this Vu a more capable contender than previous models.

Source: Asia Economic (Google Translate)
Via: Pocket-lint

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