The Optimus Vu 2 sports the same 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1,024×768 pixels. It also looks to bear a lot of similarities in design compared to its predecessor. However, it will sport more updated hardware.
The device will sport Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM under the hood. Other specs include 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a larger battery pack (the Vu sports a 2,150mAh battery), MHL TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct.
Like the original Vu and its rivals the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, the Optimus Vu 2 supports a stylus. LG claims that it is an improved version compared to its predecessor. The device will be available in the colours pink, black, and white, which are also the available colours of Samsung’s device.
The Optimus Vu 2 supports voice-over LTE (VOLTE). It also comes with a waterproof accessory that helps you find the phone if ever you lose it. The accessory also lights up whenever new notifications are received or when the device is done charging.
The Optimus Vu 2 will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) right out of the box, which is disappointing since Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is now out. We’re hoping a Jelly Bean update will be rolling out to the device soon after launch.
Sadly, there’s still no word if the device will be landing in the UK or not. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.