A Verizon Branded LG Optimus VU Appears In the Wild
Another high powered LG device looks to be making its way to the likes of Verizon’s loving arms. Last week some not so blurry pictures of what looks to be the carriers very own LG Optimus LTE II showed up on the front page of the interwebs bearing all. The device is a super powered smart phone with all the right buttons pushed to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S III, and make at least a small wave while doing it. While LG and Samsung have their pros and con’s, they compete heavily with each other, and that was never more evident with the likes of the Galaxy Note and LG Optimus VU smart phones. Both these bad boys are huge, highly powered and find themselves at a cross roads between tablet and phone. But Verizon looks to be playing favorites between the two as a big red branded Optimus VU hits the web.
Back toward the latter days of June, a suspiciously large LG made device made its way through the halls of the FCC carrying a model number of LGVS950. All indicators pointed to a Verizon ready Optimus VU and by the looks of some new blurry cam pictures that have just surfaced to the frothy build of the internet, it looks like that trip to meet Uncle Sam was just. Androidpolice.com has unearthed some pictures and subsequently a bit of detail on this Verizon branded VU. The leaky pictures of the Optimus VU clearly show Verizon branding and its “software information” screen shot shows the VU will be running with Android version 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. And that unfortunately is a bout it on the details. These pictures combined with the approval at the FCC, means the Optimus VU launch on Big red should be right around the corner. While details on specifications, specific to this particular model are nil, it could be assumed that the Verizon Optimus VU may not change to much. The Optimus VU as it stands uses a 5 inch IPS LCD touch screen that offers up a 768×1024 pixel resolution, a dual core 1.5 Snapdragon S3 processor, an Adreno 220 GPU, 1 GB of Ram, 32 GB of internal storage (no expandable microSDHC capabilities), an 8 mega pixel shooter around back, a 1.3 mega pixel camera up front and a good old fashioned stylus pen. While there is a good chance some of this may be slightly altered when it makes its way stateside, the Optimus VU will surely add up to a pretty good alternative to any Verizon customer dreaming of a Note.
So is anyone interested in a Verizon Optimus VU? Or the Optimus LTE II? Looks like Verizon may be doubling down on their LG investments, you ready? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of this new prospect for big red. And remember we carry an endless selection of fine LG accessories.Ice Cream Sandwich, smart phone, LG, LG Optimus Vu, LCD