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You may not have heard of the Optimus Vu, LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note. The Vu is a 4:3 aspect ratio, 5-inch phone with pen input, released in South Korea earlier this year running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it's due for an ICS update any day now. It's also yet to appear at all outside of Korea, so it's somewhat surprising to see it emerge today, apparently sporting a big Verizon Wireless logo atop its squarish XGA display.

The image above, and a few more, have been published by ​Android Police​, and by all accounts they appear to show a Verizon Optimus Vu (or LG VS950) running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, with Big Red's logo up top, and its 4G LTE branding around the back.

First announced at MWC in February, the Vu hasn't made too much of a splash on the smartphone world, so it's a little puzzling to see it as a candidate to appear on Verizon's network now. We should also point out that just because one prototype unit exists, it doesn't necessarily follow that the Vu will actually launch on Verizon. We've been through that before (hey there, HTC Merge).

So we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, you can find out all about the Optimus Vu in our hands-on non-unboxing unboxing of the Korean version.

Source: Android Police; via: The Verge


Reader comments

LG Optimus Vu sighted wearing Verizon branding


I hope this isnt correct. I am really wanting verizon to get the note II. 4:3 aspect ratio died in the late 90's.

Apparently not in Korea, and who are we to judge? We're still in the internet's middle ages compared to them.
That said I'd be more than a little surprised if this thing does actually come out on Verizon...and still sporting an S3 processor.

soooo T-Mobile is getting the Samsung Galaxy Note and Verizon is getting the LG Optimus Vu.... I can see who's getting the shorter end of the stick on this one.

I saw this thing running around Dallas a few weeks ago. I didn't get a good look at the device, but it did look really wide, and I use a Razr! Oh well, options are never a bad thing.

I do prefer the Galaxy Note 5.3' and it has ratio 3.0' almost and easy to use.
I`m getting the Galaxy Note 2 when it comes out, it has Quad-core 1.5GHz and 2GB ram, it`s good enough for me.

Yeah and by the time that mythical device comes out I'll have married and conceived offspring with Scarlett Johansson...ok fine maybe not THAT far from now, point is that's thing is still so far off it isn't even relevant now.