Another day of Mobile World Congress, another set of announcements about phones you’ll no doubt want to see this year. Today, we’re looking at LG and the range of premium devices it’s looking to bring to market this year.
For the past few weeks, the company has dropped hints as to what it plans to launch this year, and the announcements practically re-highlight that news.
First up is the Optimus Vu, LG’s attempt at big screen mobile like the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy Note. This handset is aimed at the customer that isn’t sure whether they want a tablet or smartphone and gives them the best of both worlds.
Differing from every other mobile handset out there, the Vu features a 4:3 aspect ratio, similar to the iPad, while regular mobiles feature a 16:9 or 16:10 widescreen ratio. The larger and squarer size offers more screen size, making it easier to write using a stylus or view websites and multimedia.
Next is the Optimus 3D Max, a follow-up to last year’s Optimus 3D handset. Like that model, the Max will feature a glasses-less 3D screen, although we hear that the display is a lot brighter this year. Conversion of 2D to 3D will also be popular this year, bringing Google Earth and maps into 3D, while also slimming down the body, adding NFC, and increasing the overall speed.
Then there’s the 4X HD, a handset boasting a quad-core processor, 1280×720 HD screen, and Android 4.0. Officially announced last week, this handset comes in at 8.9mm thick and features 16GB internal memory, a 4.7 inch screen, and a nice big 2150mAh battery.
Some Australian dates for these products have been announced, so you can expect the big-screen Optimus Vu near the end of the year, the Optimus 4X HD from July onwards, and the 3D Max sometime in 2012.