Ever since Mobile World Congress in February, the question I keep hearing again and again is: “Where’s the LG Optimus Vu, man? WHERE?” Ahem.
Now I gots an answer, as the LG Optimus Vu has been given a global release date, and a cheeky hardware boost.
A press release reveals that the LG Optimus Vu will touch down in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September. The smartphone/tablet hybrid has actually been available in Korea since March, and has shifted a respectable 500,000 units.
Interestingly, the global LG Optimus Vu will drop the old dual-core Qualcomm processor in favour of a quad-core Tegra 3 effort.
Other LG Optimus Vu specs include a 4:3 5in IPS display (768 x 1024), Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), 32GB internal storage, and an 8MP/1.3MP rear/front camera combo.
LG Optimus Vu price remains a mystery at this stage. Similarly, it’s not clear if any networks will carry the beast, or if it’ll be a SIM free… thing.
Of course, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 2 at a pre-IFA event in Berlin on August 29. Heck, that’s a week on Wednesday. Just saying.