LG shows off the 5-inch Optimus Vu (Video)

Ian Hardy

February 8, 2012 9:09am

LG has uploaded a video to their YouTube channel of a device called the “Optimus Vu”. It’s a beast running OS 2.3 Gingerbread (hopefully upgradable to OS 4.0), massive 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Going through the vid shows it to be incredibly thin, but no word on how many millimeters it is. In addition, there’s the usual ports, buttons, volume rocker, headphone jack and camera button. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that the Vu will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and possibly LTE capabilities. LG will probably officially announce this at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks.

Source: YouTube
Via: The Verge

  • EvanK

    I don’t know if I like the 4:3 display, it seems very wide. As if the Galaxy Note wasn’t difficult enought to fit into my pocket…

    Looks like we may be seeing another size increase in phones at MWC. It should be interesting to see what Apple does with the iPhone 5 when it’s announced later this year.

  • bob

    4:3? Why?

  • SAM


    I LOVE IT!

    • ToniCipriani

      Compensating for something?

  • Dono

    I think this is more to show off some technology than anything else.

    Thank about it.. IPS 4:3 1024×768. Same specs as the current iPad screen, yet half the size.

    Putting 4 of these screens together conveniently results in a 10″ 2048×1536 “retina” display that the next iPad could use. Coincidence?

  • MikeW

    How long before we’re all talking into 10.1 inch tablets?

  • Money is Everything

    5″ is ridiculous. With this bad boy in your pocket, you’re going to walk around looking like you’ve popped a tent!

  • Deutschlaender

    It looks awkwardly wide? Or much wider than the Galaxy Note – it’ll be harder to use with one hand!

  • Mike

    I remember not so long ago people were calling the Dell Streak crazy.

    • ToniCipriani

      I still think it’s crazy.

  • Superfly

    Edge to edge screen……no need to zoom text. Killer

  • Money is Everything

    Gives new meaning to “Is that an optimus vu in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?”

  • Jer

    Oh Yea, bigger screens, talk about ”waiting for the next big thing”, now I totally want 6”. Everyone needs humongous screens, screw batteries.

    Heh, what a joke.

  • ruddias

    Tu wide. 😉