MWC 2012: LG To Showcase Optimus 4X HD Quad-Core Smartphone

LG Optimus 4X HD is the latest quad-core phone expected to appear at Barcelona event

LG has announced that its Optimum 4X HD quad-core smartphones is scheduled to appear at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

According to a Google translated Korean press release, the Optimus 4X HD will be powered Nvidia’s Tegra 3 1.5GHhz quad-core processor.

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The Optimus 4X HD will run the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and will have a 4.7 inch (1280 x 720) True HD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display. Additionally, it will feature an 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

The Tegra 3 processor used by LG will include a ‘Companion Core’ as part of its 4+1 quad-core design. The main four cores will be used for high-performance jobs including HD video, mobile gaming and multitasking whilst the low-power ‘Companion’ will handle calls, emails and music playback.  The design should help the device reduce power consumption and could remedy the battery issues experienced by many high-powered smartphones.

The press statement notes that the phone will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter of 2012.

The Optimus 4X HD will be LG’s second big announcement for MWC 2012. The Korean company also revealed that it would be unveiling the Optimus 3D Max, the latest addition to their ‘ever-expanding 3D ecosystem’. Last year LG unveiled the first glasses-free 3D tablet and smartphone, as well as the first dual-core handset.


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