While much of the world, including the U.S. and European markets, wait for the release of the LG Optimus Vu next month, LG is already moving on to the LG Optimus Vu II for the Korean market. LG indicates the new smartphone device will be released next month. The highlight of the device is the inclusion of an infrared control unit. Matched with a Q Remote application loaded on the device, the Optimus Vu II will be capable of controlling a variety of home entertainment systems and appliances.
Additional specifications for the device were not released. The Optimus Vu has a 5-inch screen, can carry 32GB of storage and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG did not release any information about pricing or future markets. Including IR remote control capabilities is one way to help consumers not lose the remote. Is the ability to control other aspects of a home like HVAC or the refrigerator via IR going to help set this device apart from the rest of the pack?
source: LG Newsroom Korea