New version expected to borrow specs from the G2, keep the same odd form factor.

LG is purportedly planning a new edition of its oddly-shaped Optimus Vu lineup with a larger display and more powerful internals for later this year. Just as we've seen with the LG G2, the Vu III will drop the "Optimus" branding and pick up some very high-end specs. According to the Korean Daily, the LG Vu III will have a 5.2-inch 960x1280 display keeping the same 4:3 aspect ratio that its predecessors are known for.

On the inside, the Vu III wil have the same Snapdragon 800 chipset as the G2, along with a 13MP camera and support for LTE-Advanced networking. Reports peg the release for IFA 2013, which could make things interesting if it shows up right alongside Samsung's expected launch of the Galaxy Note 3.

Source: Asiae; Via: GSMarena


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LG Vu III specs leak, Snapdragon 800 and 5.2-inch 4:3 display expected


Well seems like that there are ppl that have a more open mind and not stuck in a Box thinking. Respect. Other ppl could learn from that.

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Nice to see LG doing stuff even Samsung doesn't have the balls to try but you have to wonder what's the market for this. I feel like this would make a lot more sense if this was an 8 inch tablet though.

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That's odd. Look at how many devices Samsung actually sells. They've got the balls to make it all as well.

Why couldn't they make this a 6" device or even a 5.8 to compete with the Samsung Mega?

This is basically a G2 with a different aspect ratio; everything else is pretty much the same.

It probably would be if they bother to picking it up. The first one sold very poorly and a lot of stores still have excess stock. A lot of people are so closed minded.

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I have the Intuition now and its a great phone. Hijacked my wife's RAZR M though because I can't handle being stuck on ICS

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If you havnt tried LG's most recent phones like the Optimus G and G pro and the Nexus 4 than your missing out they are very smooth operating phones with tons of built in customizations built into the ui and also great hardware.

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Even the 4x I think with that device LG showed that they can deliver and make good devices and even update them.

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Let's not forget, the Pixel runs this aspect ratio, and so do many cameras.
That said, I thought we were done with going in this direction? Its Not for me.

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I like a wider screen as it works well for a lot of content, but the resolution is still lagging way behind for today's specs. They need to step up to 1600x1200 for this to compete.

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