LG surprised us all when the Vu was first announced as we didn’t expected to see a handset ready to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note, but we were actually excited when the Otimus Vu was released in March this year. It’s true that the performances are not that impressing for the Vu, but we have to admit that it’s an appealing phablet with many things to surprise. Anyway, according to LG, the Optimus Vu2 is almost ready to be released in Korea, the specs list and the price tag being already available.
However, the Vu2 seems to be extremely similar with its predecessor, as the looks are almost identical. But the looks are not that important to us. Fortunately, if we take a look under the hood, the Optimus Vu2 specs are not the same with the ones included on the first version of the device. Therefore, you must know that the handset is coming with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera on the back along with a 1.3 MP front facing one and a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display. As you can see the battery was considerably improved, the same as for the RAM memory.
Beside these, the LG Optimus Vu2 will feature 4G LTE support, Bluetooth v 4.0 A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Unfortunately, there is no chance to see the Jelly Bean platform pre-installed, so you will have to update the system by yourselves. So, what we have in front of us is a really interesting device, but it will be enough to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
Anyway, maybe it will not be necessary to think about that, as for now the rumors are saying that the LG Optimus Vu 2 will be available only in Korea. The exact release date is still missing though it should be announced soon. What we do know, is that the Vu2 price tag for Korea will be $ 860 (that’s 966,900 won) a relatively expensive one if you ask me; but we should wait for the carriers offers. That’s all for now, but stay close as we will update you with news as soon as something fresh comes out. Also check the LG official web page for more details.