LG takes on the phablet with the Optimus Vu (photos)
LG storms into Mobile World Congress with a heavy portfolio of new Android smartphones. The biggest of all is the Optimus with a 5-inch screen that borders on tablet territory.
BARCELONA, Spain--If you needed any more proof that LG and Samsung had an intense rivalry, look no further than LG's new Optimus Vu. Just over a month after Samsung brought its part phone, part tablet Galaxy Note to CES, LG decided to bring a similar device to Mobile World Congress.
Like the Galaxy Note, the Optimus Vu has a 5-inch display that overshadows any other Android smartphone on the market. The 4:3 aspect ratio is ideal for e-books and browsing the Web. Even when you start on the mobile version of a Web site (like CNET), there's plenty of room to view the full version. And with LTE support, Web pages will load that much faster.