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LG already revealed its new flagship, the G2, but it’s still going to continue to fill out its other smartphone portfolios. That includes the Vu family, which typically includes phablet-sized devices with mid-range specs. Maybe we need to forget the “typically” part, though, because the company’s rumored LG Vu III could pack a high-end Snapdragon 800 processor.

The device was recently spilled by Asiae, which claims that the phone may make its debut during IFA in Berlin next month. Other rumored specs include a large 5.2-inch screen with a 1280 x 960-pixel resolution, not exactly 1080p, a 13-megapixel camera and support for LTE-Advanced networks. The Vu originally appeared on Verizon Wireless, and we know that the carrier is working on its LTE-Advanced network, so it’s possible the phone will make an appearance there.

We haven’t been huge fans of the 4:3 aspect ratio on the Vu series of devices in the past, so we’re not sure how the Vu III will convince us that it’s better than the standard 16:9 we’re used to on most smartphones today. It’s also going to have some stiff competition at IFA when Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note III. TechnoBuffalo will be at the show to bring you hands-on impressions and full coverage of these devices, so stay tuned.