If you thought that LG would give up after two generations of its Vu smartphones, you were not the only one. However, it looks like the company is going to give it one more try. The Korean manufacturer has announced this week the third member of the Vu family, called simply the Vu III. The device will go on sale on September 27th, for the time being only in Korea. Previous models of the Vu lineup were available in the US and could be found at Verizon Wireless.
LG Vu III 5.2″ Android Square Phone
LG’s Vu phones are a bit quirky in their design. They come with 4:3 aspect ratio, which is very unusual choice for a smartphone. Weird or not, the proportions of width to height used in the Vu III are those of a standard A4 sheet of paper. Since e-books and most documents still use this particular ratio, it makes the handset perfect for viewing documents without the need of any adjustments.
In terms of hardware and software, the Vu III shares many features with LG’s flagship smartphone, the G2. The Vu III is equipped with a 5.2-inch display with 1280 x 960 resolution and is powered by a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.
The phone packs a 13-megapixel rear camera and 24-bit sound. The device supports LTE-Advanced and offers Carrier Aggregation technology, which enhances performance by combining different LTE frequencies.
Another noticeable upgrade, compared to previous models, is the addition of a stylus. The Vu III runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes pre-loaded with LG’s apps such as QuickMemo and Knock-On.
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