Made official back in February, a few days before Mobile World Congress 2012 trade fair's opening, the Optimus Vu has been released one month later in South Korea.
However, it appears that LG plans to release the Optimus Vu
outside South Korea as well, which is probably the main reason the smartphone has been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
Even though the smartphone that made its stop at FCC has a different name, the form factor strongly resembles the Optimus Vu. The folks over at Engadget
have learned that the LG VS950 will be released in the United States via Verizon Wireless.
According to FCC's filings, the LG VS950 has been approved with LTE band 13 and GSM 850 / 1900 support, which comes in line with Verizon's networks.
In addition, the smartphone has been confirmed to feature NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, as well as Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and High-Speed (HS) support.
Unfortunately, LG Optimus Vu will be shipped with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system, but hopefully, it will get the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich
upgrade by the end of the year.
LG Optimus Vu is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
Although the smartphone packs 32GB of internal memory, the Optimus Vu does not come with an external microSD card slot, so there's no way to further enhance storage amount.
On the back, LG Optimus Vu sports 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there's a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
It is also worth mentioning the smartphone drains energy from a high-capacity 2080 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.