LG Optimus Vu II Specs Leaked Ahead of Release

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Another day, another spec leak. Today we’ll be discussing the LG Optimus Vu II leak. You have to wonder about these “leaks” sometimes. After all, it was announced in August that we should see this beast in the wild in September, so the specs are inevitable at this point. Plus there’s that Samsung Galaxy Note II, right around the corner. LG may have gotten a little antsy and “leaked” the specs, not to be outdone.

The leak itself reveals a dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Qualcomm MSM8960) processor with 2GB of RAM. Other niceties include an 8MP camera, NFC, LTE, and a slightly larger 2150mAh battery than its predecessor. The screen size will stay the same, as will the resolution with a 1024×768, 5-inch display. The device will also ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On paper, it seems like the Vu II won’t be on par with the Note II, however it hopes to narrow the gap by offering a universal remote feature. We’ll have to see how they both perform in the real world however. Do you plan on purchasing one of these “phablets” soon? Let us know either way as I find the many opinions on this niche type of device fascinating.


source:  IT tong



Latest Verizon roadmap shows DROID Incredible X, Samsung Stratosphere 2, LG Revolution 2, and more

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Our friends at Phone Arena received the latest Verizon roadmap and it shows some interesting stuff. Now we already know about the upcoming HTC phone sporting a 5-inch display and rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, but this roadmap reveals how they will market it. It looks like it will be called the DROID Incredible X as opposed the the HTC One X 5. According to the map, it will launch in November, just about one year after the Rezound. The model number is ADR6435LVW

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LG Venice (aka Optimus L7) gets outed for Boost Mobile

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@evleaks is at it again. This time it isn’t so high profile, but nevertheless Boost Mobile fans might be happy to know about the LG Venice. It’s essentially the Optimus L7, which is a mid-level phone boasting a 4.3-inch (800 x 480) display, 1 GHz CPU, 5MP rear camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We recently saw a leak of another version of the Optimus L7 for U.S. Cellular called the LG Splendor.

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LG Optimus G coming to some of Canada’s major carriers

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Any of our Canadian readers out there excited for the LG Optimus G? Looks like you have a reason to be as the device has now been confirmed for some of Canada’s biggest wireless carriers. Bell, Rogers and TELUS have all confirmed that the Optimus G will be available for their customers sometime in Q4 of this year.

I know LG doesn’t exactly have the best rap when it comes to updating their devices, but there’s no doubt that they make some high quality products. I just hope they decide to stay true to their updates this time around. If you’ve forgotten what the Optimus G offers you, here’s a quick list of its specs:

  • Chipset: 1.5 GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • Quad-Core and LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

Will you be getting this device once it hits your carrier?

source: Newswire

Apple Airplay competitor Miracast to be adopted by the LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S III

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A new era in streaming between devices may be upon us. Miracast is similar to DLNA and Apple’s Airplay in that it allows a person to stream a video or other images straight from a phone or tablet to a TV or projector. Miracast differs itself by giving the option to stream without needing WiFi because it can utilize WiFi direct. It can also automatically negotiating the best audio and video resolution.

The first phones with Mircast certification will be the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy III with more to come shortly. So far the only TV with certification is the Samsung Echo-P Series TV. You can use the Miracast feature with any WiDi-enabled displays. Hit the break for a Mircast video. » Read the rest

LG’s Optimus G coming to the U.S. in the 4th quarter [Video]

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LG held a press event this morning in New York to show off the Optimus G after officially unveiling it yesterday in South Korea. The U.S. version will sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and the gorgeuous 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) True HD IPS display. We do expect it to be called the Eclipse on Sprint and possibly AT&T, but no information was given other than to expect to see it in the 4th quarter. Hit the break for the hands on video from LG.

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LG officially launches the Optimus G: available in Korea next week, worldwide in October

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While LG already announced its latest flagship last month, it was unclear when exactly the handset would be launching. Fear not, as the Korean manufacturer has just revealed that the Optimus G will be available in the company’s home country next week, followed by a full-scale launch in October.

To refresh your memory on just how powerful the Optimus G really is, the official specs are listed as:

  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor Quad-Core and LTE
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
  • 32GB On Board Storage
  • 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear cameras (depends on region) / 1.3MP front
  • 2,100mAh Battery rated at: Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
  • 145g, 31.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
That’s not all, though. LG is touting its new “creative and engaging” UX, which is supposed to allow users to “live without boundaries”. While we’re not necessarily fond of any Android skins, LG’s new user interface offers some features that could potentially be productive and useful. One of which is called QSlide, an applet that allows users to open up two separate screens on the device that work completely independent of the other. There have also been some tweaks made to the camera utility to better suit the impressive 13-megapixel camera. For the full run-down, be sure to catch the official press release after the break. » Read the rest

LG flaunts Pocket Photo, claiming smallest mobile printer

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In a segment that may be slowly dying, LG thinks there may still be room for more. Enter their latest in mobile photo printing devices, the Pocket Photo. LG is claiming their mobile printer is the smallest of its kind measuring just 2.8 x 4.7 x 0.9-inches. Photos from a compatible device are transferred to the Pocket Photo via NFC coupled with an Android app. Filters can be applied to the pictures through said Android app, however it’s unknown at this time just how robust the feature is. This micro-printer will be hitting Korean stores for $169 (USD), although there’s no word on a release outside of Korea.

source:  LG



LG Optimus G TV commercial for Korean market surfaces

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Since officially announcing their new top of the line LG Optimus G handset, LG has been busy giving us peeks at the device. These teasers have included images and videos like the one that surfaced earlier this week about the phone’s camera capabilities. Add another clue to the list, this time in the form of a TV commercial for the Korean market. Check it out after the break. » Read the rest

LG Optimus L9 cruises through FCC

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LG’s Optimus L9, the latest phone in LG’s budget-friendly L Series lineup, is one step closer to its European release. The L9 has officially passed through FCC frequency testing which is a good sign that its release should be right around the proverbial corner. If you remember, LG stole the early spotlight before IFA officially kicked off with the announcement of the Optimus L9. The Korean manufacturer touted the phone’s 4.7-inch IPS display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of on board storage – not bad at all for this sleek, budget-friendly device. We will of course provide an update when a solid release date is announced.

source:  FCC