There have been rumors about a competitor to the Galaxy Note, a phone called the Optimus Vu made by LG. We can finally put a device to the name, as photos of the supposed phablet have now surfaced. It is said to feature a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 8MP camera and 1GB of RAM. It’s expected to be released by LG at Mobile World Congress, but beyond that details are scarce.
One of the more interesting features of the phone-tablet is the aspect ratio. It features a unique 4:3 screen ratio, something we don’t see everyday. When compared to the current Galaxy Note (which has a slightly larger 5.3-inch display), it appears to be shorter, but with a wider screen. Many reviews of the Galaxy Note state that the phone can be awkward to hold, and a handset even wider would be worse. We’ll have to see what LG brings to Mobile World Congress, but we doubt that Samsung will be alone much longer in the phablet territory. Would you buy the LG Vu? What’s the largest screen size you would buy? Let us know in the comments!