It seems Verizon is finally poised to bring an awkwardly designed, ugly phablet (phone + tablet) to the US market. Today, some in-the-wild photos emerged of the same device that recently hit the FCC for its proper certifications. No, it’s not the Samsung Galaxy Note, a device that actually has some aesthetic appeal and practical functionality despite its super-sized body. What we’re looking at here is the Android-powered LG Vu VS950 smartphone-tablet hybrid and its 5-inch display with abnormal 4:3 aspect ratio. Again, awkward comes to mind, especially in the image above where it’s sitting next to a Galaxy S III.
There’s typically a segment of the smartphone community for every product, but this one seems like a stretch for US consumers. I imagine very few Big Red customers will be picking this one up. Read on for preliminary specifications and some more photos.
Verizon LG Vu Preliminary Specs:
- 5-inch 1024×768 HD IPS display with 4:3 aspect ratio
- 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU with Adreno 220 GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 32GB storage
- 8 megapixel rear camera
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
- Stylus integration
- Verizon 4G LTE network connectivity
- Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich