LG Optimus Vu 2 spec leaked
LG is working on a successor to its 5-inch Optimus Vu phablet
LG’s 5-inch Optimus Vu hasn’t even properly landed on our shores yet (although it is on the way) and already the company is working on a successor, a leaked spec sheet has revealed.
A Korean tech news site unearthed a spec list, renderings, promotional materials and a photo.
Interestingly, the display technology doesn’t seem to have changed from the first model, with the Vu 2 sporting a 5-inch 1024x768 pixel AH-IPS LCD with the oddly squared proportions and a 4:3 aspect ratio.
What has changed is the internal hardware and instead of the original Vu’s Nvidia Tegra 3 (1.3GHz) it’ll run a dual core Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM (that’s 1GB more than its predecessor).
Storage will be 16GB of built-in capacity, which is around half that of the first Optimus Vu, possibly suggesting some kind of cloud push from LG.
The camera tech hasn’t changed much either and Optimus Vu 2 features a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with a back-illuminated sensor (BSI) and LED flash, plus a 1.3-megapixel secondary on the front.
All of this will be running under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although LG's interface overlay is a likely addition.
It took LG a while to release the Optimus Vu outside of Korea but as it did finally launch the handset globally we expect the same will happen to the Optimus Vu 2, though hopefully a little bit quicker this time around.
We’ll keep you posted with more details as they emerge.