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The Optimus Vu by LG is a stylus-equipped LTE smartphone featuring a 5-inch IPS LCD with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1024 x 768 resolution. It runs Android 2.3 on a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, has 32GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel camera on the rear plus a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a unique Android smartphone; It features a large 5.3-inch touch-screen and inductive stylus. The Super AMOLED display capable of extremely rich color reproduction. Inside it sports a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: March 2012

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jan. 25, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.00
  • Height: 5.49 inches
  • Width: 3.55 inches
  • Thickness: 0.33 inches
  • Weight: 0.37 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White

Hardware

  • Height: 5.74 inches
  • Width: 3.27 inches
  • Thickness: 0.38 inches
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black, Pink
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • PPI: 256
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.3 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 800 px
  • PPI: 285
  • Carriers: Other
  • Other carriers: SK Telecom, LG U+
  • LTE: Yes
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: Other, DLNA

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Model: Adreno 220

GPU

  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 24
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: LG
  • Launch OS version: 2.3

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: S Memo, S Planner, S Choice

Interface

  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2080 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 2500 mAh
  • Removable: Yes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3818
  • SunSpider: 3053 ms
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