LG plans on playing with the big boys on the smartphone market, as the company is preparing for the launch of a new, high-end device, supposedly called LG Optimus Vu.
Rumor has it that this new mobile phone will be like nothing else you’ve seen before from the South Korean handset vendor.
In fact, it will be different from all other smartphones out there, courtesy of an extra-large touchscreen display, expected to measure 5 inches diagonally.
The large display (though Samsung Galaxy Note remains the largest out there) can deliver a unique 4:3 aspect ratio.
LG appears set to unveil the new mobile phone in the near future, as it has already teased some of its main features in the video that can be seen embedded below.
The handset shows telltale capacitive touch buttons on the front, which clearly suggests that it will arrive on the market with Google’s Android operating system on board.
The video is in Korean, and only those who know the language will manage to make sense of it.
For the rest of us, there are some leaked details on this device, available courtesy of Datacider. There is also the shot above, taken from the said YouTube video (the teaser is present on LG's website as well).
Apparently, LG plans on making the new device available for purchase with a 1.5GHz application processor inside, a Qualcomm APQ8060 SoC.
Moreover, the new mobile phone is expected to arrive on shelves with 1GB of RAM, along with an 8GB ROM and NFC capabilities.
The handset is also rumored to pack an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, most probably with HD video recording, and to run under Google’s Android 2.3 operating system.
LG hasn’t announced details on when the mobile phone might arrive on shelves, nor on when to expect an official unveiling. However, we might be able to learn some more info on it towards the end of this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.