LG has teased a video of its latest smartphone, named as Optimus Vu, which will sport a 5 inch screen with 4:3 aspect ratio. This will be pitched against the Samsung Galaxy Note which also has a 5 inch screen though with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The difference in aspect ratio means that the Optimus Vu will be broader but shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Note. Whether that will help users in having a better grip of the device is something that will be clear only when one gets it in the hand.
According to a website (androidadvices.com), which cited a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report, the device has Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. But we can expect it to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update when it will be released in the market.
The FCC, which tests devices for compliance to US standards, has reportedly mentions that the device has 1024 x 768 pixel resolution based screen with an 8 megapixel camera and has features like Android Beam (NFC for Android), WiFi Direct for faster file transfer, Bluetooth 3.0 and a front camera as well.
As per the teaser of LG, the handset will have four capacitive buttons. The design of the device is quite interesting with very rectangular shape, which looks very smart and elegant in the first look. Infact, it resembles LG’s Prada 3.0 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note is currently selling at Rs 29,000 and features a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos microprocessor with Mali-400 MP dedicated graphics processor. The Galaxy Note also features a 1 GB RAM along with 16 GB memory onboard as storage memory. Its 8 megapixel camera comes with LED flash capable of recording 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps. There is a front facing 2 megapixel camera as well that can provide self-portrait shots and video calling. It is slated to be upgrades to Android 4.0 in the next couple of months.