LG unveils a new tablet-like smart phone

Giant electronics manufacturer, LG, has launched its latest smart phone – the Optimus Vu. The tablet-like smart phone is equipped with LG’s advanced Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and IPS display.

The launch of LG’s Optimus Vu comes just weeks after Samsung launched Galaxy Note – a device seen as LG’s counter product to the Galaxy Note.

The Optimus Vu provides enhanced brightness, resolution, as well as clarity. According to LG, the HD IPS technology displays colors in their natural tones. IPS displays are considered much better than AMOLED displays in terms of color accuracy, brightness, battery efficiency and performance.

Running on a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GM internal memory and a large 2,080 mAh battery, the Optimus Vu is a multimedia lover’s dream device.

“The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smart phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company.

“By offering an optimal 4:3 ratio viewing experience, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technology, Optimu Vu: is just one example of what we can achieve when we combine our best technology with customer needs,” added George Mudhune, Marketing and Communications Manager for East and Central Africa.

The large 5-inch display with bright 4:3 aspect ration makes viewing documents, books, internet pages and multimedia contents easier and more comfortable.

The Optimus Vu: comes with 32GB memory and an 8-megapixel camera (rear) and 1.3MP (front). While it will initially launch running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works.

The LG smart phone is due for mass retail early March.

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