It appears very much like LG will be bringing their rectangular 5-inch display-having Android device known as the Optimus Vu to Verizon this summer if a leaked photo is to be believed. This photo (seen in the gallery below) comes via Android Police who note that this device will likely take the place of the Galaxy Note that’s now headed to T-Mobile instead. This continues a legacy of LG devices adopting Verizon’s 4G LTE network with their own custom software stylings on Android devices.
The LG Optimus Vu is a so-called “phablet” device made to contend directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note. This device has a 5-inch display that has a 3:4 ratio and a rather squared-off look to it. This device also has a capacitive pen device that goes with it, though it does remain unclear whether or not it will be included with the final product. Inside we’ve seen this device run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the back has an 8 megapixel camera, and the battery that runs the whole show is 2,080 mAh strong.
Again this device is not confirmed for Verizon, but what the photo above is telling us is that it’s not long for the spotlight. This device will likely be followed up on by Samsung with the Galaxy Note 2 which we’ve heard little to nothing about thus far, while LG has thus far only been tipped for Verizon here in the states for the Vu. Have a peek at our Optimus Vu timeline below to learn more, or go to our full Optimus Vu hands-on from CITA 2012 or MWC 2012 to see more up-close action!
Bonus: remember we also saw an FCC tip earlier this year that the Optimus Vu would be coming with 4G LTE – Verizon’s brand of it – later this year as well. Soon it will be upon us!
[via Android Community]