August 20, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
After enjoying some success in Korea and Japan by selling 500,000 units, LG wants to bring its tablet-esque smartphone to other markets including: Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America. In September, LG will launch the Optimus Vu in most of these markets.
The Vu will largely retain most of its specs and features, but one noticeable difference is the upgrade from a Snapdragon S3 1.5GHz dual-core processor to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. LG touts the upgraded Tegra processor offers the Vu a better tradeoff between performance and battery consumption. Other specs included its unique 4:3 aspect ratio 5 inch display, Android 4.0, 8MP rear facing camera, and 1.3MP front facing camera.
We’re still holding out hope that it makes it to America and launches on Verizon, but since North America wasn’t mentioned as a target market, I’m a little skeptical of a launch happening here.