LG and Verizon Wireless today announced the upcoming release of the LG Intuition, which will be sold exclusively in the U.S. by Verizon Wireless. LG's newest handset is part of the ever growing movement toward large smartphones that look to blur the line between tablets and handsets.
The LG handset is going to offer a 5-inch 650 NIT display, with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It will house a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and it will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The device will offer 4G LTE connectivity, and will be able to offer wireless service with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices. The handset will have a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080P HD video recording, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.
In addition to those specs the LG Intuition will also offer two NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers that allow users to switch between phone modes with a single tap. The stickers can be placed at specific places such as an office cubical or home's entrance to allow users to quickly tap the NFC sticker with their phone to activate a mode such as Car Mode, Office Mode, and Sleep Mode. The different will be customizable, while tapping a sticker again will return users to their original settings.
The Intuition will be be a re-named LG Optimus Vu, which is seen as one of the top competitors for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Both these Android models are going to have displays larger than typical smartphones.
Price and Availability
The 5-inch handset will be available online at VerizonWireless.com starting Thursday, Sept. 6 and will be available in stores at Verizon Wireless retailers starting Sept 10. It will sell for $200 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Additionally, to purchase the LG intuition customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan, and customers who purchase the device online between Sept 6 and 10 will receive a free LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth as a special promotion.