LG Optimus Vu 3 to compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Korea from Friday

LG will start selling its Optimus Vu 3 on Friday via SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus service providers in Korea. The new LG phablet Vu 3 features a 5.2-inch display and will compete with Samsung‘s Galaxy Note 3. Samsung is scheduled to begin selling the Galaxy Note 3 in Korea on Wednesday. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was unveiled at IFA 2013 tech show and comes with a bigger 5.7-inch. Both devices offer larger screens than ordinary smartphones and rely on a stylus to operate certain functions. LG has provided a separate stylus with its previous two phablets, the Vu 1 and Vu 2, but it decided to integrate the stylus into the Vu 3 after listening to customer feedback.

LG Optimus Vu 3 is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel camera and LTE. LG intends to sell the Vu 3 for less than W1 million, lower than usual market prices for premium smartphones in Korea. The Galaxy Note 3 will retails for about W1.06 million ($986).

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