KOREAN ELECTRONICS FIRM LG has finally announced that it will release its LG Optimus Vu smartphone in the UK.
Announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Optimus Vu is LG's largest smartphone to date. Aiming to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note, the quirky device features a 5in 768x1024 touchscreen with a 4:3 aspect ratio display.
Those considering splashing out for the smartphone will be pleased to hear that the device has received an upgrade since its February launch. LG has swapped out the Vu handset's 1.5GHz dual-core processor for an Nvidia 1.4GHz quad-core Tegra 3 alternative, and has upgraded its Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS) to Google's newer Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS.
Other specifications include an 8MP rear-facing camera with HD 1080p video, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage and a 2080mAh battery.
LG has announced that its Optimus Vu smartphone will be seeing a global release, after selling over 500,000 units in its home country. LG said, "the Optimus Vu: will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September."
The firm has yet to announce pricing details or a release date, and was unavailable for comment at the time of writing. µ