The first half of 2011 was all about 3D displays for Korean manufacturer LG, with the likes of the
Optimus 3D


and the
Optimus Pad


. Looks like LG has something new cooked up for 2012. The LG Optimus Vu has bade an early appearance on LG's Youtube channel. And, yeah. It looks a little squat there. That's a 5-inch display you're looking at with a 4:3 aspect ration. Not something you see every day.
Other hardware features we've been able to glean from the video are a couple buttons (or maybe screws?) on the top bezel (perhaps three, actually), along with a USB port that appears to be hidden behind a door, and a headphone jack. The volume rocker appears to be on the right-hand side.
Other unofficial specs are said to be a 1024x768 display, a dual-core Qualcomm WPQ8060 processor running at 1.5GHz, 1GB or RAM, 8GB of ROM, and an 8MP camera.
Interesting here is that most of the phones we've seen leaked for the first half of the year have gone to three capacitive buttons -- including the already released
LG Spectrum on Verizon


-- presumably in preparation for an
Ice Cream Sandwich


update. We've got no idea what's in store as far as software goes for the Optimus Vu, nor if it's destined for any markets outside Korea.
Check out the video for yourself after the break, and stay tuned, as we're willing to put money down that we'll see this guy at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks.
Source:
LG Blog (Korea)


; via
Datacider (translated)


,
The Verge




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