LG just outed the Optimus Vu II for the Korean market, designed around a remote control app, QRemote. The company's translated PR claims (erroneously) that the new device will be "the world's first smartphone using infrared," letting it operate gear like set-top boxes and home appliances, including other companies' products. The device is scheduled to launch next month in the maker's home country, around the time the Tegra 3-powered Optimus Vu will go on sale in the US as Verizon's LG Intuition. The company hasn't released any technical details for the phone -- in fact, other than the remote functions, we don't even know if there are any changes from the current pen-capable model. In any case, it might give pause to another Korean maker about to announce an awfully similar product.
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- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])
- Screen size 5 inches
- Internal memory 32 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Carriers (US) Verizon / Alltel
- Dimensions 5.5 x 3.56 x 0.33 in
- Released 2012-09-06
LG Optimus Vu II