LG Announces Quad-Core Optimus 4X HD

LG has owned the run-up to Mobile World Congress, giving us sneak-peaks of the Optimus Vu, the Optimus 3D Max and the new L-Style Android phones, and now we’ve got its first quad-core offering to check out.

The Optimus 4X HD (because it has twice the amount of cores than the Optimus 2X, geddit?) marks the beginning of a flood of quad-core monsters expected to hit MWC, and it’s driven by the exciting Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

The 1.5GHz chip has four primary cores for when the going gets tough, and a fifth core for all those simple tasks that don’t need the Tegra 3′s full attention. It’s a great way to preserve the battery life.

Boasting a 4.7-inch LCD touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, the Optimus 4X lives up to its HD suffix, and better still is the use of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – no waiting around for an update here.

There’s 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and a massive 2150mAh battery to keep everything going, and all of this has been squeezed into a chassis which measures just 8.9mm thick.

It looks awesome, and is very similar to the leaked LG X3 we’ve been seeing over the past few months.LG say the Optimus 4X HD will launch in Europe during the second quarter of this year, so expect it soon after Mobile World Congress.

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