While pundits may have doubted their long-term viability just a few years ago, the phablet
is proving to be more than just a passing fad. Samsung's Galaxy Note line has been an all-out force in the market, and demand for large-screen phones is impacting designs across the board. Samsung and LG have had an ongoing rivalry for years, so it's no surprise that the Vu and Note lines have been trying to one-up one another for two generations now. Well, make that three.
Shortly after the Note 3 was unveiled, LG has taken the wrapper off of its Vu 3. It's a 5.2-inch smartphone with a (very) unique 4:3 aspect ratio display.
In a wide filled with narrow, tall phone displays, seeing a 4:3 unit takes a bit of getting used to. At any rate, the new device is sporting Android underneath, an IPS display (1,280 x 960), a 13-megapixel camera, the almight Snapdragon 800 processor, and an LTE-Advance radio.
There's also a stylus, because really, it wouldn't be a phablet without one. The company hasn't revealed pricing estimates just yet, but it'll probably be in line with what the Note 3 sells for.