And this is how another phablet attacks the international market, this time developed by LG and coming soon after its predecessor was launched. We are talking about LG Optimus Vu 2, a terminal that sports a 5-inch display and quite interesting technical specifications. The hardware upgrades are not impressive and the South Korean phone maker decided to keep the 4:3 aspect ratio from its predecessor.
We are dealing with a phablet underpinned by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and a new Home button on the front panel. The battery is now bigger, an improvement compared to LG Optimus Vu, now reaching 2,150 mAh.
Besides Android 4.0 ICS, Optimus Vu 2 also comes with an 8 megapixel camera on the back, a front-facing camera with a 1.3 megapixel sensor, plus NFC chip, Infradred port (yes, I am surprised, too) and VoLTE capabilities. The new LG phablet comes pre-loaded with the QRemote application, which together with the infrared transforms your smartphone into an universal remote control.
LG Optimus Vu 2 will be available on the South Korean market in three body colors (white, black, pink) at a price of $864. The release date was not unveiled, but what surprised me is that it has the same display as its predecessor, a 5.0-inch HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels and the same 4:3 aspect ratio.
Will Optimus Vu 2 become a successful product considering that it comes so soon after the debut of the first generation?