Let me tell you one thing, if there is one thing to be told about the recently spotted LG Optimus Vu. It’s huge.
In the sense that it probably won’t fit your pockets or hands the way you’re used to a phone fitting it.
Even though the word is still out if the phone ever arrives to the U.S. — rumor has it that the handheld will support LTE, which may mean that it will –, the device boasts interesting-enough figures to make us take a second look.
Put next to other devices recently released, it has nothing to hide: 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB Operating RAM, 8GB of flash storage and the very curious 1024×768 resolution 4:3 IPS display. For those of you who are still trying to imagine what a 4:3 phone must look like in real life, take a look at an iPad, which is a 4:3 device with the same resolution IPS screen. Although pixels-per-inches make all the difference in user experience, don’t forget that the odd 768-pixels width suggests that the phone is chubbier than most models you would see in-store should you fancy taking a look around.
To comfortably fit a display with these dimensions –5-Inches diagonally, which in and on itself isn’t small by any standard–, the length of the phone needs to be around 4-inches and a little, width must be at least 3-inches and some for the bezel. That’s a lot to take in. Especially for normal sized pockets. Imagine a Samsung Galaxy S II.