Jul 30 AT 12:32 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

LG Optimus Vu III in the works, specs leak


The LG Optimus Vu was a strange device and a risky one to release. With a 4:3 screen ratio and a 5-inch display, it was strangely shaped and difficult to hold. Even with a smaller display than the Galaxy Note II by a whole half inch, it was wider by about the same amount. It also included a stylus that didn’t fit into the body of the device, making it useless for travel.

Reviews weren’t all that favorable of the phone, mostly due to how awkward it was to hold and how poorly the device was executed. But that didn’t stop LG from making a successor,┬áthe LG Optimus Vu II, in its home country. LG recently came out and said it’s dropping its Optimus branding for high-end devices, hinting at a new Vu device.

This will be the LG Vu III, but according to some leaked specs, it won’t be the high-end phone its ancestors were. The leak states that the 4:3 display ratio will remain, but the device will make do with a somewhat meager (by today’s standards) 1280 x 960 screen resolution. The device will most likely have a large display, so pixel density will suffer. We can’t imagine that will further the Vu brand. What do you think of this new Vu device? Would you ever consider getting one?

Source: Android Community

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Nate B.

    They need to end this device.

    • Nate B.

      Companies need to start thinking if the devices they come up with worth existing.

  • Broseph Stalin

    What exactly made them think a 4:3 screen is good for a phone again?

  • KennyL

    Um…why aren’t they copying the successful companies like all the other Korean companies (cough cough Samsung cough) do? No one wants a 4:3 device. Its too reminiscent of Cathode tube tvs.

  • nivekkev

    What happened to all of those focus groups that are supposed to help determine what the end users would like best? And why don’t they listen?

  • redraider133

    I held one in a Verizon store once and not sure how anyone could carry it around and use it as a phone with that ratio. Plus the specs weren’t very good. I think lg should focus more on their high end big sellers than this.

  • donger

    Good phone for younger teens/kids.

  • scaarg

    I saw one once and it was awful. I know it’s a meme expression but this one we should kill with fire.

  • Kingdenewone

    I like lg vu… The 4:3 ratio aspect is nice and design is beautiful…
    Good product… I like the design 4:3 coz can see entire web page without needing to slide left right.
    Every phone is 16:9 but this lg vu is such a special phone… But is really too width to hold but is not a problem for me… Good
    Wish lg vu 3 got better specification especially camera…

  • ransxu

    i have VU p895 its not all that bad i got it instead on the s3 back then… and my phone lasted LONGER then other S3s my friends got (broken this broken that blah blah) it’s not poorly executed people just poorly accepted a new idea into the international market :P the only thing i want for the VU line is to become a real TABLET line for LG… so it can be wide without people saying ” oh i cant use it with one hand” “the stylus is not embedded” ” too square” and all the other stuff :DD

  • sim

    full table specs are here !!