A video of a hitherto unseen LG device has cropped up online, as the South Korean gadget giant gears up for its appearance at Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Apparently dubbed the Optimus Vu, LG’s latest contender is revealed to be a Galaxy Note/Dell Streak-style tablet/smartphone hybrid - of the sort that seem to have suddenly come of age.
Like the Note, it’s home to a capacious five-inch-plus screen. But it differs from Sammy's game-changer by ditching the standard 16:9 aspect ratio for 4:3, lending the Vu a boxier look.
Elsewhere, LG has equipped its kit with an eight-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and 8GB of internal memory.
Somewhat disappointingly, it’s also said to pack Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box, rather than the newer Ice Cream Sandwich or Honeycomb versions which have been developed for larger screen sizes.
LG is expected to officially unveil the Vu at the MWC later this month, alongside two new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones and possibly even a sequel to the Optimus 3D.