KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG announced the Vu 3 smartphone on Monday, complete with a 5.2in 4:3 aspect ratio display.
Just like the two handsets that preceeded it, the LG Vu 3 is an odd looking device. That's because of its unusual display, which measures 5.2in and features a 4:3 aspect ratio with 1,280x960 resolution, which LG claims offers "optimum readability."
This square-ish screen is powered by the same processor as its flagship LG G2 sibling, a quad-core 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snadragon 800 chip, and has 2GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. LG has skinned the phone with its own custom user interface, which comes with a number of stylus focused apps that use the phone's included Rubberdium pen.
Again like the LG G2, the Vu 3 smartphone features a 13MP rear-facing camera, complete with LED flash and the ability to shoot HD 1080p video, although there's no mention of optical image stablisation. There's also the same 2.1MP front-facing camera, as well as the same LTE-A support, which means it's capable of reaching download speeds of around 150Mbps.
LG also claims that the handset features "superior battery life". We'll likely find out more when the phone's full specifications are revealed.
The Vu 3 will be available in black and white, and will come with optional Quick View cases - translucent covers capable of displaying seven different themes when the phone is inactive.
The LG Vu 3 will make its debut in Korea later this month, and it's still unclear whether the handset will see a worldwide release. µ
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