LG Vu 3

Latest LG Vu handset drops the 'Optimus' name, adds Snapdragon 800

LG has announced a new device in its quirky 4:3 aspect ratio Vu product line, the Vu 3. Initially headed to the company's native South Korea, the Vu 3 will pack a 5.2-inch, 1280x960-resolution display and run Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800 chip. There's a built-in stylus this time too, an improvement upon earlier Vu handsets which provided a pen that couldn't be siloed away. The appears to be running LG's software tricks, which we've recently seen on the G2, so it's likely running at least Android 4.2.

Other highlights include a 13-megapixel camera and LTE-A support for super-fast Korean mobile networks, as well as a range of optional "QuickView" covers, just like the G2. The Vu 3 will arrive in Korea from this Friday, Sept. 27; there's currently no indication as to whether a wider international launch is planned.

Source: LG (Korean)


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LG Vu 3 announced for Korea


Not sure of the point. I get it has a stylus but isn't 5.2 the same size of the g2?

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LG is copying everything Samsung does... their phones and tablets look like Samsung devices... their software looks like TouchWiz... what the hell man?

And couldn't they have found a better looking model? Atleast she would distract you from how ugly the phone is!

I could see this as being useful for people who read lots of ebooks on their phones (yes, I know some people who do that) - 4:3 is nicer for large blocks of text than 16:9 for most people. That is why the Kindle, Kobo, and Nook e-ink readers are 4:3.

And LG makes the G2 for every else, with the more normal 16:9 screen. Choice is good to have.

Is this phone selling that well that they keep coming out with new ones? I'm not sure about the usability :S

What's wrong with the model? I think she's cute.

As for the phone, is it me or does the Vu3 look more elongated? The first two Vu was too squarish for me, but this one looks like it's closer to Note3 in terms of screen size. Might be worth a look, although I'm not all that crazy about LG quality ever since my LC Choco filphone broke on me after two years while the Samsung flip phone lasted forever.