First Samsung had the Galaxy Note phablet, then LG followed with the equally big-boned Optimus Vu.
So now that Samsung has come along with the Galaxy Note II, what do you think LG has gone and done? Yup, right first time. It's put together an Optimus Vu 2.
Or so we're told by a Korean blog, which has a picture and a fairly impressive list of specs to shower us with. But before we get to the phone, how about this for a blog name: Bad IT Tong. Magnificent.
Anyhow, the main point regarding the Optimus Vu 2 is that apparently LG (unlike Samsung) has resisted the urge to up the screen size even further, and is sticking with the squat 5in panel with its 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024 x 768 resolution.
It's still only dual-core, but the clock speed has been pushed to 1.5GHz, while the RAM has been doubled to a decent 2GB.
Other highlights include an 8-megapixel camera, a 2150mAh battery and LTE support. The leak lists only Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than the newer Jelly Bean, but that might have changed once the final product hits the streets.
There's no news on exactly when that will be, however, but we'll keep an ear to the ground for more info.