Back in July we reported that according to the rumor mill, word had it that LG was looking to take another stab a creating a phablet to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note series, possibly in the form of the LG Vu 3. Presumably this would be the successor to the LG Optimus Vu 2, which was the successor to the original Optimus Vu, and would come with more impressive hardware. However the rumors seemed to suggest otherwise, even suggesting some specs that would have made it an impressive device, back in 2012 at least.
According to the recent rumors out of Korea, they seem to “confirm” some of the device’s specs, such as a 5.2” which will be a slight bump over the Optimus Vu 2’s 5” display, a 4:3 aspect ratio, and a display resolution of 1280×960, which like we said would pale in comparison (on paper) to phones with Full HD displays, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 for example, or the Galaxy Note 3 which is rumored to sport a 5.68” Full HD display. The rumors however suggest a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset which we guess isn’t too shabby, along with support for LTE-Advanced networks.
No word on when LG will announce the Vu 3, but some are speculating that a launch on the 4th of September ahead of IFA is a possibility, and with Sony and Samsung reportedly planning similar launches on that day itself, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise if LG decided to follow suit.
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