By Sumit Passary | Aug 15, 2012 10:48 AM EDT
Major players like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola dominate the phablet world. All these companies have an array of devices on offer for their U.S customers. Now, LG is hitting the U.S phablet arena with a vengeance. The company recently announced the launch of its Optimus Vu (for U.S customers), which is expected to hit the shelves soon.
The LG Optimus Vu was launched early this year in South Korea and touched record sales of over 500,000 units sold in South Korea. With this sales success, the South Korean company is preparing to launch the phablet in the U.S.
LG is yet to confirm which U.S carrier will acquire the Optimus Vu, but leaked pictures suggest that the Optimus Vu will be available on Verizon.
The Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch display screen with a 768x1024 resolution and has a 4:3 display aspect ratio, which allows users to read e-books and e-magazines with ease. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. With 32GB of internal storage on board, users will also have the option to expand the memory. The rear-facing camera will be an 8-megapixel one and the front-facing camera will be 1.3 megapixels.
Additionally, the Optimus Vu is expected to support 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone will run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread version; however, users can expect an upgrade to either ICS or Jelly Bean soon.
The expected release of LG's Optimus Vu this fall, may head towards a direct collision with its rival Samsung, who is launching the Galaxy Note 2 on Aug. 29.
With the Optimus Vu packing a punch, LG is attempting to capture its share in the phablet market. Whether the LG Optimus Vu attracts the U.S buyers remains to be seen. One can wait and watch if phablet enthusiasts pick the LG Optimus Vu over other rival phablets.
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