LG announced today that the global rollout for the Optimus Vu is set to begin in September. Initially the phone was available in Korea, then Japan, with the handset arriving next month in parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
The Optimus Vu is a smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 5-inch screen and a competitor to Samsung’s entry the Galaxy Note. The international model will feature an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, replacing the Snapdragon S4 processor which powers the Korean and Japanese versions of the device. The device will also lack LTE connectivity. According to a statement released earlier in the month, LG plans to bring the Vu to the United States in the 3rd quarter of this year, but details of the US model’s processor and connectivity options have not yet been revealed. DroidDog will continue to keep you updated as new information is made available on the US release.