If you’re on the lookout for a phablet, the first thing that comes into mind is most probably the Samsung Galaxy Note. The handset in question is available in the US via AT&T but, as you might be aware of if you’ve followed us for some time, T-Mobile is also planning on launching their on Galaxy Note variant on July 11th (rumored).
However, if you feel that the Samsung Galaxy Note is not actually your cup of tea, you’re pretty much left with no other choices. The good news is that the latest rumors indicate a Galaxy Note competitor might soon arrive at Verizon.
LG Optimus VU at Verizon
Recently the LG Optimus VU as just made a visit to the FCC, boasting the model number VS950. Most importantly, you won’t need to look at the picture above for too long in order to realize that the VU and the outlined phone depicted in the FCC documentation are the exact same device, at least in terms of design. Perhaps there will be small differences, but we’ll get to that another time most likely.
That being said, the LG Optimus VU might be available for purchase in Verizon’s stores sooner rather than later. No launch date or timeslot has been given so far, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops.
LG Optimus VU Specs
So what will the VU have to offer in terms of hardware you might ask? Well, the device comes packed with a 5-inch IPS display supporting a resolution of 768 x 1024 and a 4:3 aspect ratio, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 32 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, a 1.3 MP camera on the front mated with an 8 MP camera on the back, a 2,080 mAh battery and Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box.
I know Gingerbread doesn’t sound too good, but since the ICS update for the VU has been announced in Korea back in May, we hope that once the device hits the US market it won’t take long before Android 4 hits the waves at Verizon as well.
Pricing is a mystery at this point, but stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to speed. Would you rather pick the VU instead of the Note? Drop us a line.
Thanks PocketNow for the heads-up regarding the LG Optimus VU at Verizon.