LG has announced that its Optimus Vu phone is due to arrive in the UK next month.
The handset was announced way back at the beginning of the year, at Mobile World Congress in February in fact, so has taken quite some time to make its way over to this country.
The Android-powered Vu has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor of the Tegra 3 variety – an upgrade from the original dual-core – and a large 5 inch touchscreen with 32GB of storage. It has two cameras, the main one being an 8 megapixel affair.
The Inquirer reports that LG announced: “The Optimus Vu will make its global debut starting in select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America starting in September.”
Nothing was mentioned about pricing, however, but this doubtless won’t be a particularly cheap smartphone. It’ll be going up against higher-end Android models such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X.
Of course, there’s another phone due in September – the iPhone 5 – which is likely to eclipse the poor old Vu.
Still, LG’s smartphone business figures have been steadily improving of late, and analysts expect that trend to continue. Its TV business is holding up relatively well, too, despite what is an increasingly tough market for the large screen television. Some other rivals are certainly struggling more…