Since its unveiling earlier this year the Vu has only been available in LG’s native Korea and featured a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU. However, the global roll-out will see the handset on sale in markets throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Interestingly, there is no mention as yet of a US launch for the device.
Highlights of the Optimus Vu include its unique 5-inch 4:3 ratio IPS display, an 8 megapixel camera and Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The device also features 32GB of onboard memory, although the statement from LG makes no reference to LTE connectivity for the global version, a feature that is present on the Korean model.
The company has remained quiet on the issue of pricing and availability, however it is expected that the Optimus Vu will be set to compete directly against the rival Samsung Note 2 which is due to launch later this month.