LG Announces Optimus Vu 2 (Again), Unleashes Odd 4:3 Monstrosity On The World

LG announced the successor of the not-so-well-known Optimus Vu today, the Optimus Vu 2, exactly a month back, but they’ve re-announced it today. Yes, the announcement in August wasn’t really an announcement, but the device was made official. Today though, we get access to press images and more information.

LG Optimus Vu 2

A few things have changed since the original Vu, however, the display remains the same 5-incher.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with LG’s custom UI on top
  • 5″ IPS LCD display, 1024×768 resolution
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU
  • 8 MP main camera, LED flash, 1080p recording; front facing 1.3 MP camera
  • 2 GB RAM, internal memory expandable with a microSD card
  • iRDA, Infrared, DLNA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Hotspot, Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2150 mAh battery

It’s not even been 6 months since the original Vu came out, but here’s a successor already, perfectly demonstrating how Asian companies quickly improvise on their products, but leave the older products lurching in the dustbins.

What’s even more surprising is that they continue to launch devices running outdated versions of Android (ICS), while companies like Samsung are launching stuff running Jelly Bean, already, in the form of Galaxy Note 2. Perhaps LG is 6 months behind, eh.