LG is rolling out its Optimus Vu smartphone globally this autumn after it sold 500,000 devices in South Korea since launch.
The device will go on sale in selected markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America from September. LG said the device, which features a five-inch screen and 4:3 aspect ratio, is the midpoint between tablets and smartphones.
The handset runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor. It has five cores, with four devoted to tasks such as gaming and multitasking. The fifth, a battery-saver core, is used for voice calls, emails, music and video playback, which LG said gives the handset a longer battery life.
Dr Jong-Seok Park, president and CEO of LG's mobile communications company, said: 'The different form factor makes the Optimus Vu unique, even in the five-inch smartphone category which we expect will catch on once they become more widely available.'
Editor: Graeme Neill