The LG Optimus Vu has to be one of the strangest devices to hit the smartphone market over the past few years, what with its 5in phablet sized display but quirky 4:3 aspect ratio.
So it comes as a mild surprise that LG is apparently working hard on a third generation of its portly mobile beast, and it's sticking to the 4:3 widebody form factor.
The LG Vu 3 (the Optimus title is falling away just like with the flagship G-Series) has been spotted by Japanese blog RBMEN, which has dutifully surfaced a panorama pic titled “vu3_vr_panorama” taken by an LG F300L.
Given that the original was the F100 and the Optimus Vu II, which emerged late last year, was the F200, it's a safe bet the F300 is the real deal.
Not only that, but a screenshot of the alleged Vu 3 shows a source image resolution of 1280 x 960, which if you do the maths makes for a 4:3 ratio.
Assuming LG is sticking with the 5in display size the previous two Vus have had, we're talking an unremarkable 320ppi pixel density. If the screen size is bigger than that, of course, the figure will drop further.
But who cares anyway? If you're into the (Optimus) Vu, you're unlikely to let a limited pixel count get in the way when you're OK with a palm-stretching body shape.
Besides, the 4:3 thing doesn't float my boat personally, but that doesn't mean I have to start shooting people down just for daring to be different.
Via Phone Arena