Earlier (October 20): LG India has silently listed the Optimus Vu smartphone on its official website. The smartphone has been priced at INR 34,500 and is reportedly available in the country.
Originally announced at February this year, the smartphone was released in South Korea first. Later, company revamped the specs and announced the global availability in August.
The version of Optimus Vu being released in India, comes with 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4, 5-inch IPS XGA display (1024 x 768p) with 4:3 aspect ratio, 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera. On the connectivity front, you will get 3G (HSPA+21 Mbps), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, DLNA, NFC, and aGPS.
The smartphone also comes with 1GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and 2080mAh battery. Company is bundling a NFC Tag and Rubbebdium Pen along with every Optimus Vu in the country.
The odd aspect ratio of Optimus Vu display is a big issue in the smartphone’s success, as various Android apps are not optimised to work on this display.
The smartphone is expected to get an official unveiling for the country in the coming week.
It is important to note that LG has already announced the successor to Optimus Vu in the Korean market, which features Android 4.0, 5-inch IPS display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024x768p resolution, 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Processor, and 2150mAh battery with wireless charging.
LG Optimus Vu II also sports an infrared sensor, which will be combined with pre-loaded q-remote app to work as the as the universal remote. There is no word on the India availability of Vu II right now.