Verizon LG Optimus Vu looks likely soon
For those of you who have a penchant for larger-screened smartphones then we have some interesting news for you today as it looks as though the LG Optimus Vu is headed to Verizon. While this might not be the Samsung Galaxy Note that many people wanted to see, at least it’s another option and it could be released pretty soon.
FCC certification has shown up that appear to show a Verizon model of the Optimus Vu even though the name isn’t specifically mentioned. The certification, which has now been approved, is for model number LG VS950 but Engadget was clever enough to spot that the diagram with the FCC fits the Optimus Vu, one clue being the speaker grille on the lower left side and another being a SIM flap to the top right. Also what looks to be an antenna shows on the top left which happens to be the exact same position as for the Optimus Vu in Korea.
The VS950 model has attained Bluetooth certification so is likely to be in final testing and also has NFC, LTE band 13 and GSM 850/1900. Another report on Droid-Life also looks at the FCC diagram of the VS950 and notes the 4G LTE logo is the Verizon branding as well as the fact that the model number fits with other LG handsets that have been released on Verizon. Therefore while we can’t exactly say this is confirmed it does look virtually assured that the Optimus Vu is Verizon-bound.
We’ll remind you of some of the most important specs and features of the Optimus Vu including its 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-inch IPS LCD display, 32GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera and also a 1.3-megapixel front-facer and 2080mAh battery. The Korean counterpart runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread but we’d hope that a Verizon version would have a more updated OS on launch.
Are you hoping that that the Optimus Vu is indeed headed to Verizon and will release shortly?