Just to refresh your mind, LG first launched the Optimus LTE in October 2011 in Korea, but now the world’s first HD LTE smartphone is currently available in more countries including America, Canada, and Japan. I don’t know how success it is in comparison with Samsung Galaxy S in term of sales (not specs), but according to the company, Optimus LTE had exceeded over one million units in Late January (or in the first three months).
If you want to enter and join the emerging LTE era, now the Optimus LTE is not the only LG’s device you can have. At MWC 2012, LG introduced a new LTE-capable smatrphone — the Optimus VU. But I can’t say that the origin Optimus LTE is already obsolete, as the Optimus VU still in the process to hit the shelves. Optimus VU just says hello in Korea this month, and I think it needs an extra time to poke its fans in America, United Kingdom, and the rest of the world. Is your country ready for the LTE network? I hope yes.
Before talking more about Optimus VU, lets take a look at the Optimus LTE‘s technical specification so we will know the difference. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS platform, the Optimus LTE features a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 (16:9 ratio) True HD IPS display, a 1,830 mAh battery, 8MP camera and multiple connectivity options, including HDMI and DLNA.
Ok now we have the base to see the difference. Featuring a 5-inch IPS display, the LG Optimus VU is designed to combine the tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. But in VU, the display bringing a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of 16:9 to make viewing documents, books, internet and multimedia contents easier and more comfortable. VU’s display is 0.3-inch smaller than Galaxy Note‘s display, but I think the ideas is similar, right? Remember the Galaxy Note‘s tag line? “Phone? Tablet? It’s a Note!” [ Ads: Buy Galaxy Note at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk ]
Regarding power house, the Optimus VU running on the same powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GM internal memory, and 1GB DDR2 and a 2,080 mAh battery. See? It comes with larger battery to back its larger display up. That’s all.
Ok I know that you need to wait some times to locate the Optimus VU in stores near you, in the meantime you can get the LG Optimus LTE from AT&T. If both devices are not your style, you can find your favourite 4G smartphone at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk