Optimus Vu sales pass 1M as LG narrows smartphone gapLG Electronics, which has been ramping up efforts to regain its presence in the mobile phone industry, has sold more than 1 million Optimus Vu phones in Korea, the company said yesterday.
The series, which includes the Optimus Vu and the Optimus Vu 2 phones, features a 4:3 display that was designed to enhance the readability of Web pages and e-books.
LG Electronics released the Optimus Vu in March and the Optimus Vu 2 in September, both in Korea.
The handset maker has rolled out the Optimus VU in Asia, Europe and the U.S. in both 3G and faster 4G LTE (long-term evolution) versions. It has not yet launched the Optimus Vu 2 globally.
“It’s significant that the wider screen design appealed to consumers. We are mulling a global launch for the Optimus Vu 2 after reviewing sales of the Optimus Vu,” said an LG staffer.