LG Vu 3 rumored to come with 5.2″ 4:3 screen and Snapdragon 800 CPU, could be released in September
LG apparently isn’t going to let the fact that no one ever bought an Optimus Vu or Vu 2 stop it from releasing yet another ridiculous device in this series. And before you ask – yes, its display is still supposed to come with a 4:3 aspect ratio. That’s the one thing that makes the Vu handsets really stand out from the crowd, but that’s also the one thing that keeps anyone from actually buying these products.
Still, LG won’t let it go. The company is acting like we’ll all eventually come around to 4:3 Android smartphones, if only we’re given enough time (and/or enough iterations of the Vu). That’s… sweet and cute in a way, because it’s so wrong. LG perhaps looked at the way people first perceived the Samsung Galaxy Note (as too big and ridiculous), and how perceptions changed soon after its release, and thinks the same thing will happen here. One key difference, though: the Note line sold extremely well from the first device. LG already launched two Vus, and no one cared.
Anyway, a third Vu is on its way, presumably dropping the Optimus brand. New rumored information out of Korea says it should sport a 5.2-inch 4:3 1,280×960 touchscreen. We’ve heard about this specific resolution being used once before, last month, so with a new report seemingly ‘confirming’ it now, we have no reason to doubt the fact that it’s real. And now we know the size too.
But wait, there’s more! The Vu 3 is also said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 13 MP rear camera, and support for 150 Mbps LTE-Advanced networks.
The monstrosity is supposedly going to be released in South Korea first, where it will be out before the end of September. The announcement could come during or around the time of IFA, so at the beginning of next month. Coincidentally (not!), that’s also when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note III. Undoubtedly, LG sees the Vu 3 as a competitor to the Galaxy Note III, but if we’re serious, we can’t view the Vu (get it?) as anything other than a gimmicky niche device that isn’t likely to sell any better this time around.