About a month ago the folks at Korean Times have provide the first information about the third generation of the LG Vu smartphone. The South Korean phone maker officially launched the new LG Vu 3 today, which keeps the same odd 4:3 aspect ratio for the screen, but bringing a powerful hardware platform and enhanced stylus support.
The new LG Vu 3 handset brings a AH-IPS display sized 5.2 inches and sporting a resolution of 1,280 x 960 pixels, making use of a slightly narrower bezel which made the terminal grow in size with only 5 mm when compared to its predecessor.
The hardware platform chosen by LG for the Vu 3 is based on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 GPU and Adreno 330 GPU, a common solution for most of the high-end Android smartphones launched in the second half of the year. The smartphone also comes with 2 GB of RAM, but the Korean company failed to provide details regarding the smartphone’s internal storage or microSD card support.
LG Vu 3 comes with a 13 MP camera sensor mounted on the back, a 2.1 MP front-facing camera WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE-A support (up to 150 Mbps), and high fidlity audio with support for 192KHz/24bit playback.
Just like the previous models, LG Vu 3 comes with stylus support, which is now embedded in the smartphone’s case. Unfortunately, the screen doesn’t include a stylus-optimized digitizer. The good thing is that LG has updated the native Notebook application which now comes with tens of new drawing tools. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, Vu 3 will come with all the software goodies developed by LG over the past couple of months, like double-tap to wake-up or Guest Mode.
LG Vu 3 will be made available for purchase together with a transparent case, which will allow the user to see to various information like date, time, or unread notifications without having to open the case.
The LG press release regarding the Vu 3 launch says that the smartphone will debut on the Korean market on September 27, without mentioning when the handset will be made available in other regions of the world. LG also failed to reveal the pricing of the new smartphone.