LG has officially launched the Optimus Vu 2, a quick sequel that follows the original that only started selling in Korea around six months ago. Armed with a faster processor and more RAM for performance, the upcoming Optimus Vu 2 is seen as LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2.
The Vu 2 will come powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM behind the same 5-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio screen from the original. The exterior features a new home button up front though, as well as a higher-capacity 2,150mAh battery under the rear cover.
Other features include an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and NFC connectivity. The Vu 2 also sports a built-in IR blaster that works with a preinstalled Qremote app that turns the device into a universal remote.
The LG Optimus Vu 2 is set to launch in South Korea for the equivalent of $864, and will ship running on Android 4.0 out of the box. LG didn’t mention an update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or plans to ship it to other countries.