LG Vu III To Maintain 4:3 Aspect Ratio, Get Snapdragon 800 CPU & LTE-Advanced


The LG Vu II, with its rather odd 4:3 aspect ratio, is one of the most unique Android-powered phablets on the market. And it’s likely to retain that title when the Vu III launches later this year, according to leaked specifications that have surfaced in Asia.

In addition to a 4:3 display, this time with a higher resolution, the Vu III is expected to offer the latest Snapdragon 800 processor, and LTE-Advanced technology.

While the Vu’s 5-inch display is by no means extraordinary when compared to rival smartphones, its strange aspect ratio is what sets it apart from devices like the Galaxy Note II and LG’s own Optimus G Pro. But it makes the Vu somewhat difficult to hold, and it’s hardly ideal for watching movies or playing games.

The Vu must have an audience, though, because LG is making a third. And according to a report from Asia Economic News, it’ll have another 4:3 display with an improved 1280×960 resolution, the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and support for Korea’s LTE-Advanced technology.

The Vu III is expected to get its official unveiling at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 4, just days after Samsung announces the Galaxy Note III, before going on sale in Korea at the end of September.