LG Optimus Vu II gets an official launch
27 Sep 2012
Sequel shown off just months after original model debuts
It was only back in February that the LG Optimus Vu was first shown off to the world. Back then, it was marked down as a Korea and Japan-only launch, but later the phone was confirmed for a worldwide rollout, hitting markets around now in fact. Amazingly, around the same time as the LG Optimus Vu II has been launched.
That really can't do sales of the original any favours at all. Why buy a first-generation smartphone when you can wait for the new model to arrive? Saying that, the Vu II isn't a huge step up from the Vu, so LG might just be ok.
We're still talking a Galaxy Note-bothering format, with a 5-inch screen and 4:3 aspect ratio, but there is a slightly improved 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chip inside, along with an increased 2GB RAM, a larger battery (2,150mAh) and Android 4.0 out of the box.
It also offers an integrated IR blaster and QRemote software to control your home theatre systems, along with a Rubberdium Pen 2.0 stylus if you love a pen over your finger. An attached fob is intended for your key ring, which can be pressed to make your phone beep loudly if you need to find it. It also lights up should you have any incoming messages too.
Like the first version of the Vu, this is initially for Korea and the far east, but like the Vu, we expect it to roll out further afield as the months pass.