Samsung Galaxy Notes 2 watch out, LG’s phablet phone is here – Optimus Vu 2.

Some smartphones are big, really big. Actually LG is launching in India a “phablet” phonethe LG Optimus Vu 2. This 5-inch phone will compete against the Samsung Galaxy Notes 2 which is due later this month.

In terms of specifications, this LG smartphone boasts a 5-inch display with 1024×768 pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Furthermore, the Vu 2 comes with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Of course, this Android phone will run on Android 4.0.4 Jelly Bean, not the updated 4.2 due next week.

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This phablet comes with an 8 megapixel CMOS auto focus rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front. In terms of connectivity, the Optimus Vu 2 comes with NFC. That’s a nice feature that only a few phones have such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. Hopefully more and more phone will have this feature as more and more applications become available for it. Otherwise, the Vu 2 comes with standard connectivity functions such as Wi-Fi, 3G (HSPA+21 Mbps), Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, DLNA and A-GPS.
An accessory that all good phablets should have, is a stylus pen, and the LG Vu 2 is no exception. The Vu 2 comes with a slim rubberdium pen for accurate note taking. Other interesting accessories include a wireless charging pad and a waterproof key remote. This key remote has a dual purpose, to help you locate your phone and to signal any missed call or messages via its LED flash.

The LG Optimus Vu 2 launch in India is the follow up to the one release earlier this year by LG in other Asian countries – the Optimus Vu. The main difference is the quad-core processor and the Android version running on it. I guess LG really want it to compete against Samsung’s Galaxy Notes 2. In the meantime, the LG Optimus Vu 2 is available in three colors, black, pink or white. You can order the Vu 2 directly from LG India at the retail price of Rs. 34,500. (USD 650$).