A leak by a British retailer has given an indication of the price of LG's highly anticipated Optimus Vu smartphone.
The LG Optimus Vu smartphone ©AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO
The Optimus Vu, released in Korea in March, features a five-inch display screen, an 8-megapixel, camera a Nvidia 1.4GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and, now, runs on Android 4.0.
The device was slated for release across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America in September and the US in Q.3 2012, however no exact dates have been confirmed and pricing details remain vague.
However The Inquirer reports that British sim-free retailer Handtec has prematurely let slip the price -- £359.99 (€465 / $568) in the UK. If these prices are correct the LG Optimus Vu will be in a significantly cheaper price bracket than its main rival -- the similarly-sized Samsung Galaxy Note -- which retails for around £429 (€543/$677)(PAYG); though it is not yet known if the Optimus Vu will be available on PAYG as it has yet to be adopted by any networks.
From August 31- September 5 some of the world's biggest mobile manufacturers are expected to reveal their latest devices and technologies at consumer electronics fair IFA in Berlin, including the Optimus Vu.
Some of the other expected highlights of this year's IFA are the release of Samsung's next-gen tablet/smartphone hybrid -- the Galaxy Note II -- and the unveiling of Sony's high-end smartphone, the Xperia SL.
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