LG is expected to have quite a few devices in store for this year’s Mobile World Congress and one of those devices will be the already announced LG Optimus Vu, a device that will feature a 5-inch display and will be the company’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note. And while LG has already announced the massive smartphone, we still have to wait for MWC for its official debut. To hold you over though, NetBookNews has dug up a video demo that will give you a good look at the 5-inch smartphone.
What you can see in the video below is a device sporting a huge display, again it’s 5-inches compared to the 5.3-inch screen found on the Galaxy Note, that sports a 4:3 aspect ratio.
In addition to showing off the devices somewhat thin and metal accented design, we also get a glimpse at its web browsing capabilities as well as the phone’s handwriting feature. There is no stylus used in the video so at this time, we’re unsure about all of the details regarding the device’s Rubberdium pen.
So as you can see, this is not your standard smartphone, far from it actually. While it will have the calling and texting capabilities of a smartphone, it also closely resembles a tablet device.
The first well-known phone with a 5-inch screen was the Dell Streak which never took off with consumers.
LG is hoping that the stylus, paired with the enormous real estate for web browsing and streaming media, will make the Optimus Vu a hit with the general public.
Besides the large screen, the Optimus Vu is going to employ an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor. It will also have 4G LTE support, something you will notice within the video.
And while it won’t be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, LG promises that the update will be rolling out within the first three months of the device’s release.
We will surely see a lot more of the Optimus Vu at the Mobile World Congress so check back in with us when February 26th rolls around for more information.
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