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LG's Quad-Core Phone Heading to MWC 2012 Too

Not to disappoint, LG has unveiled another smartphone to be shown next week at Mobile World Congress, this time its very first quad-core phone, the LG Optimus 4X HD. The company promises its customers PC-like performance in the palm of their thanks to features like Nvidia's 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 "4-PLUS-1" quad-core SoC and 1 GB of LP DDR2 memory.

"The Nvidia Tegra 3 processor is the world's only 4-PLUS-1 Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback," LG said "When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.

In addition to the RAM and SoC, LG's hot new Optimus 4X HD will come packed with a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) True HD IPS screen, 16 GB of internal storage (eMMC), an 8MP Backside Illumination Sensor camera on the rear and a 1.3MP camera on the front. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be the OS of choice right out of the box, powered by a 2,150 mAh battery.

"LG introduced the world’s first Dual-Core smartphone exactly one year ago and today we’re announcing the next milestone," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "But speed in itself isn’t what makes LG Optimus 4X HD unique, it’s the benefit we’re bringing to customers with the HD multimedia experience in a mobile form factor."

Additional information on the new Optimus 4X HD will be available at MWC 2012 from February 27 to March 1.

  • mad tech
    so LG Optimus 4X HD= 4x the price????:)
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Gotta love advances in technology, but I will pass. I really am waiting for a phone that can run Crysis, when docked to a sort of webtop environment. Maybe we'll see something in that neighborhood via cloud gaming, on something like OnLive.
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  • I will buy a quad core mobile this year and up to now i like the LG model but pls only 16gb? I hope it has a slot for a mem card if not i will not buy it. i have the nexus and i have 500mb free space on it. I have 10gb of music, 1.3gb for a game, a few other games and only 500mb free for pics and vids. WE need more GB intro mobiles. The nexus is the best androind phone up to now but a big let down for only "16" gb of space ( in fact it has like 14gb and something )
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  • mcvf
    I wonder if Tegra 3 is a battery hog or not. Anybody here cares to share some numbers?
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  • ikyung
    Woot 2150 mAh stock battery. Nice specs, would love to see it in action in my hands.
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  • Agges
    Are the models so small on purpose? The phone looks even bigger for a 4.7"..
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  • nebun
    ikyungWoot 2150 mAh stock battery. Nice specs, would love to see it in action in my hands.this doesn't mean anything...remember you will have all the crap-ware running in the background, i wished the service providers would not install any useless application, and they should give us the freedom of removing apps we don't want or need without having to root the damn thing
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  • cknobman
    LG = terrible reliability and support
    Tegra 3 = A9 last gen quad core matched with shiatty graphics

    Me thinks I'll pass and wait.
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  • eddieroolz
    I wouldn't buy LG, but I commend their spec increase nonetheless.

    Too bad the term "PC-like" is really an overstatement. When Android can do real-time multitasking like QNX can, wake me.
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  • omega21xx
    JOSHSKORNGotta love advances in technology, but I will pass. I really am waiting for a phone that can run Crysis, when docked to a sort of webtop environment. Maybe we'll see something in that neighborhood via cloud gaming, on something like OnLive.
    Phones and tablets are already able to play OnLive, and pretty much any game on my PC i can stream to my phone via SplashTop and play, so i believe your wait may be over if you look at it that way?
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