LG Optimus Vu, a quadcore smartphone with 5″ display, is on the market for a very short time, but we already heard some rumors about its successor LG Optimus Vu II characteristics.
First time presented at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, the LG Optimus Vu is the answer to Samsung Galaxy Note and like him an incursion of LG Electronics in the world of smartphones/tablets with screens of 5″ or more.
Rumors about a LG Optimus Vu II have already started to spread during the summer. At IFA in Berlin in early September LG has finally been announced on the occasion of his successor, but the LG Optimus Vu continues to talk about him.
One Korean blog have unveiled the Optimus Vu II characteristics. If you believe the information published, the LG Optimus Vu II should remain broadly similar to its predecessor, with similar appearance and display size of 5″ and resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels in 4:3 and IPS.
The smartphone should be compatible LTE (such as a version of the LG Optimus Vu) and ship a dual core processor MSM8960 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm, with 2 GB of RAM (1 GB against the LG Optimus Vu) and a storage space of 16 GB expandable microSD slot.
At the back side LG Optimus Vu II there is a camera with 8 megapixels with BSI module while in front there is a 1.3 megapixel camera designed for video conferencing. Connectivity side, it is expected to have a WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0 module but also NFC (Near Field Communications) and MHL compatibility.
The device will initially run under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and embark a strong 2150 mAh battery. No information on pricing or availability of this device has been published, but we should expect it to be lunched this year.
Update September 27, 2012: LG announced Optimus Vu II in Korea at a price of 966,900 won, or about $864 or €670. International marketing is not yet mentioned.